I am Irene. I am an aspiring blogger and writer looking to influence the next generation towards their dreams. I want the rest to know that age is just a #, and you're never too old to begin a new dream from scratch.
I protect myself from more scars!
Here's a poem I poured my heart and soul into on life and conflict. I wrote it about being a broken-hearted wreck finding yourself in it all, and still coming out of it strong, realizing as imperfect as we are, it is during the hard times were strengthened into beauty. Still perfect once we learn to accept it as part of us instead of being ashamed of who we are.
Mac N Cheese
I love mac and cheese. It's the easiest recipe to learn how to make as a child. I mean, the first thing you know is how to pour your cereal into your bowl and then your milk into your bowl without spilling it. You're a kid! After you accomplish that, you think you can conquer anything.
Campfire Stories: Told Around The Flame
The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. Mr. Anderson thought about his childhood at Bronze Lake and wondered if the ghost was still there haunting the campground. He comforted himself by telling himself that it was many years ago, and he need not live in fear.
My father created a tribe.
Daddy, I don't know how you did it blind and raising thirteen of us. I know we didn't make your life all that easy at times, and I know you hate showing your pain and struggle to people. I know you've made a lot of sacrifices for us -- your children.
A father sets the bar high for his daughter in everything.
Happy Father's Day to my Father! Thank you for being my advisor and never allowing me to settle in a marriage for less than the man you know is for me. Thank you for raising me to be choosy in a man. You and my mother always taught me to be a strong independent woman.