Tuesday, January 4, 2022

All I Want For 2022

I want to reach someone new, I want to try something different.

I want to start the conversation, never end it.

I want to stomp footprints in the shifting sands of strangers' lives. I want to sift out their most beautiful flaws, and melt them into kaleidoscope glasses I will never take off.

I want to shatter hesitations, and give taloned wings to those who leap.

I want to tuck soft blankets around invisible shames, and sing sweet lullabies of safe spaces.

I want to grow down, chin up.

I want to fling joy like confetti: sweep giggles, snap grins, frame laughter.

I want my hands and heart to grow weary with giving, reach deep, and give more.

I want to scream my dream from the mountaintop, and watch it spark an avalanche of restlessness and hope, crashing and changing and rearranging all that it touches.

I want to unite jagged edges, but never smooth them.

I want to mark the passage of time by eyes met and burdens shared.

I want to dance first, worst, and often.

I want to charge howling into hurtful places, swords drawn, eyes clear, heart exposed.

I want to rest easy in planted places, green with peace - but still growing.

I want my legacy to be smile lines, open minds, kindness, love, and love of all kinds.

Hello, new year.

Shall we?


My December Squeegineer winners are Brenda F. and Jen B.! Congrats, you two, and please check your inboxes for a message from John so you can choose your prizes.


  1. Aaaaand now I'm crying! T_T Thank you, Jen, that was beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous! I feel like I need to revisit these ideas once a week.

  3. This brought literal tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this with us. <3

  4. So beautiful. And I want to do so many if these things...

  5. Anyone told you lately that you're awesome?

  6. that was beautiful... and tbh, same

  7. So beautiful, Jen. I feel like this should be on a framed piece of art.

  8. Yes, let's!
    Thank you for this, such inspiring, much awesome.

  9. Just wanted to say I thought this was wonderfully written. Thank you for sharing your challenges, vulnerabilities and triumphs with us. It continually gives me hope for my own. Wishing you the very best in the year to come.

  10. I read this like a poem. It is beautiful and should be shared everywhere.

  11. Absolutely beautiful, thanks so much for sharing this!

  12. Thank you for your poem, Jen. I really needed this today. Happy New Year!

  13. Thank you Jen!! I think I have found my Word for 2022!! Confetti!! It shows up in unexpected places, it's showered in celebration, It makes people smile, It sticks around long after the event is over.
    Thank you for sharing your heart with us. You are a beautiful soul as well as a beautiful woman! Never forget that you are Loved and valued by so many!

  14. Because I am weird, I just pictured you with a bucketful of confetti and a bushy mustache yelling "THESE ARE THE JOKES, FOLKS-- I DON'T DANCE!" (R.I.P. RIP!)

    Your Pal,

    Storm the Klingon

  15. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 100% yes, please, and I shall dance and avalanche and give and give more with you. xoxoxo

  17. Same, girl, same.
    I'm finally feeling enough "me" again to come out swinging for the fence this year.

    I'm getting back to making people listen to their hearts and reach for those dreams they think they might be incapable of...

    And I might be making a few wishes come true for a few of them. ;)

    Love you both and can't wait to see what kind of amazing stuff you come up with!

    If you need help? LMK

  18. I needed this reminder, and I sent it out to others that may need to read it as well.


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