Thursday, August 4, 2016

Where Has the Time Gone?

My, oh, my.

It's been a few years since I've written a post for this blog. This is my first blog, my baby, and I'm not quite sure how it was put on the shelf for this long.

I've come across a sudden Epiphany, just in the last few minutes of my morning, and I decided to log onto this page and write. There is no premise for this blog, I simply wanted to write what comes to my mind.

I took some time to read the last post I had written here. My life has changed so much since then, in all aspects.

I'm such a different person now. I have grown and changed in so many ways. My life has taken me in such unexpected places.

I am so, indisputably, happy right now. All pieces of my life puzzle have fallen into their proper places, and I have such amazing opportunities in my path.

I'm excited to document my life journey on this little blog of mine, and hopefully share some things that I've learned along the way, and inspire people to embrace their circumstances as well. My life is not perfect by any means, but it is mine, and it is beautiful.

Much love, and I look forward to where this takes me.


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons...

Hello, friends.

It has been a draining few weeks.

Recently, someone very close to me has been diagnosed with cancer.

The news came as a total shock, though I don't think anyone truly expects something life that.

Needless to say, I was absolutely hysterical when I had first heard. Inconsolable. How could this happen? What does this mean? What do we do now?

But what really amazed me was... the person who was diagnosed didn't shed a tear. She had just been diagnosed with cancer, and she seemed so calm.

I asked her how she was remaining so calm, and she simply said, "Maybe I'm just in shock. But there's nothing I can do and I have to keep it together. I'm sure I'll have my moments, but everything will be fine and I have to have faith."

In that moment, I dried my own tears and sat amazed at the strength of this woman. In one instant, with one life-changing experience, she taught me that no matter what circumstances are thrown your way, you must keep it together and keep moving.

You're allowed to have your moments. You're allowed to have yourself a nice cry. But don't dwell on the fear and sadness. Instead, let it fuel your strength.

Something as scary as cancer can send you in a spiral of "doom and gloom". If you keep a positive outlook, you will have positive results.

I have been having my own private moments to fall apart and cry, but I quickly pick myself back up and put a positive thought in my head.

My life as of late has been dedicated to providing support, a shoulder to lean on, laughter, smiles, and love for my loved one who is going through such a scary time.

The support of those around us has been so comforting and encouraging. So many people have reached out to offer their love and prayers, and we've been so touched by them all.

A surgery is coming up this week, and we are doing our best to keep hold on our positive outlook.

When life hands you lemons, no matter how big or small they are, make the best damn lemonade out there!

Much love, and thank you for your support.
Remain positive, and remain strong.

Christina Bracco

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

I'm Baaaaaack, And It's All About Love!

Wow! It's been about 10 long months since my last post. What a 10 months it has been.

A lot has changed for me since I took this impromptu break from blogging.

I didn't necessarily intend on taking such an extended leave. Before I knew it, time just slipped away from me and so many things were happening, and well... here we are.

Since I've last posted, I've done a lot of exploring. I took a long break from writing to focus on school, and my own self exploration. In doing so, I stopped seeing my life coach. A decision I often regret. Who knows, now that I'm back to blogging, maybe I should reconnect with her as well.

I'm now into my last year of college. An extremely frightening thought. I'm back in the zone of being a little unsure as to what the future has in store. I'm a little lost as to what I'd like to do when I graduate next January. Boy, oh boy, kids. Adulthood can be pretty sucky at times.

I'm also a year older! I'm now at the ripe old age of 21. The age that people describe as the "last hurrah birthday". I've been loving this newfound freedom that comes with being completely legal.

And finally, and most importantly in my opinion, I've a new love in my life. We began seeing each other a few months ago, began officially dating at the beginning of this month, and I've never been happier. I couldn't have asked for a kinder, more thoughtful, more handsome, more loving, caring, and so much more man than him. I feel so incredibly lucky and I'm reminded of that every single day.

In beginning a relationship with such an incredible man, I'm now certain that true love exists. Yes, you may have to wait a very long time. I've been waiting YEARS. But once you find him/her, you will be blessed with a love that is unexplainable. Don't ever allow yourself to become jaded. Your true love IS out there!

In reconnecting with this blog, I hope to reconnect with my creativity in a new way. Since finding love, I've been reinspired to write poetry. My poetry is now much less dark than it was in the past (though, I will never truly stop the gloom, hehe). And I have decided to work on officially publishing a collection of my poems.

It is an exciting and new time for me. 2014 is all about love. Love for yourself, love for others, love for what you do, and love for the world around you.

Spread love. Spread joy. Never forget to smile.

I look forward to connecting with my older readers, and any new readers that come my way.

As always, thank you so much for taking your time to read. I hope I've touched you.
Join me on this journey of self discovery, and discover many new things about yourself.

Much love to you all. I will see you in a week. Maybe even earlier!
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Xoxo, Christina Bracco

Friday, March 22, 2013


Hello all!

I can't believe how fast time is going by.

Yesterday I realized that I only have seven weeks left in this semester. Wasn't it just January yesterday?

My spring break starts today. I plan on using this time off to get moving with my creativity and reconnect with my fire.

Which is a fancy way of saying I'm going to light a fire under my ass.

I was stumped on what I wanted this Friday's topic to be, but then I remembered something that I watched on Tuesday and POOF, the idea popped into my mind. Isn't inspiration amazing? :)

I was watching a documentary on Bob Dylan. For those of you who don't know, Bob Dylan was very popular back in the day (and still now) for using his music to protest society.

Media began to label him as the "voice of the generation," the "leader of the protest."

But Bob didn't want that responsibility. He only wanted to make music.

At interviews and press conferences, media would constantly be trying to ask Bob to give himself a label and pin him down to agreeing that he was the voice of the generation, but he refused.

 He didn't want a label. He didn't want others to define him. He just was.

I think that's really important.

When others try to give you limitations, put a label on you, ask you to define yourself... don't do it.

Because you don't have to. And you can't. You cannot be defined because you're always changing. You're a million things at once.

Why do we need to choose just one?

Don't let others label you. When someone tries to, challenge them. Prove them wrong. Keep moving.

I wish you a happy week. Hugs and kisses.
I'll be attending the P!nk concert at Madison Square Garden tonight. What a way to kick off my spring break.

Love always,
Christina Bracco

Friday, March 15, 2013

I'm On The Right Track... err... No.

Hello, all!

I've been extremely disappointed in myself lately.

I must apologize for being so inconsistent in my blogging and posting.

There has been something off with me lately, and I've yet to figure out what it is.

Not only has something been mentally off, something is physically off as well.

I'm very fatigued, feeling weak, mushy. I just haven't been feeling like myself.

I'm making every effort to get back in the swing of things, but I'm having difficulty.

This has inspired today's blog theme. Staying on track.

People often get into the habit of giving up when they feel they've lost their grip of something.

Whether it be a diet they're on, studying, writing, when we slip up it can be difficult to steady ourselves.

I refuse to allow myself to succumb to these feelings. I am determined to get back on track and continue on.

When you get off course, put your foot on the brake and take a second to sit back and reflect. Once you've evaluated where you took a wrong turn, turn the car back on and get moving in the right direction.

My foot is currently on the break. I'm reflecting. Bear with me as I do so. I appreciate everyone's support thus far.

You're the one steering your car. You have the control. Use that power to keep driving.

I love you all and I promise you I will start my car back up soon.

Since I didn't post any poems this week, I'm going to post TWO today at 2pm est.

Drive those cars!

Christina Bracco

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bye, Bye, Bye!

What a week!

Hey readers,

I've been lacking in the posting department. I've missed this weeks poetry.

I have good excuses, though! Here me out:

On Tuesday I was in the hospital because my grandmother was getting a procedure done. She's fine now, but I had to be there.

Last night, I was at a show in NYC at the Highline Ballroom.

I've had a week full of stress and awesome moments. What is up with that, life?

I've been so distracted, I even forgot to make a session with my life coach this week!

Starting tomorrow, I'm back on track with things. Back to some me time.

What I really want today's blog to be about is drama. Actually, a dislike for drama.

I'm one of those crazy people (total sarcasm here) that hates drama.

Do you know those extremely intense individuals who feed off drama.

They enjoy being surrounded by drama or starting drama.

I've encountered many people like this in my lifetime.

What do I say? Bye, bye, bye!

I cut those people out of my life. Life is too short and too beautiful to be stressed out because people bring drama into your life.

It's time to discover whether you enjoy the drama and want to be surrounded by it, or you want to move on and focus on better things.

Personally, I think it's better to stay in the drama free zone. Things are A LOT easier that way.

Even if it's a situation where you can't cut ties with the person, whether they be family or someone close, maybe it's time to say "please don't involve me in it. Leave me out. I don't want to be involved."

That way, the person won't be tempted to come to you when they've got hold of some new drama.

Keep it positive and keep it moving.

In the words of Mary J. Blige, "NO MORE DRAMA."

Stay drama free this week. Much love to you all.
Christina Bracco

Friday, February 22, 2013

What is IT?

Hello friends,

I'm so sorry this post is later than my usual Friday blogs. I've had a day of rest. I was feeling ill earlier and decided to take a nap, only to wake up hours later. Oops.

I've had an odd week full of mixed up schedules and running errands. Needless to say, I'm excited it's the weekend.

Upon returning back to school, I've really been enjoying my classes this semester. Particularly, one of my English classes.

We've been reading a lot of moving and inspiring books and poems that have been inspiring me non stop this past week.

Discussion in that class is what inspired last Friday's blog, and it has inspired today's!

So, what is IT?

IT is what we're looking for. What feeds our soul. It's what makes us the happiest and inspires us to get moving in the morning.

IT is what we're meant for. IT is what we need to do to feel most alive.

How do you find IT?

We can spend a lifetime looking for IT. Who's to say we'll ever find it?

I think that we'll all find IT at one point of another. I've already found my IT.

My IT is writing books of all different genres. Helping others who are in need of help. To help others find their IT. I want to use my own in order to help others find theirs.

My life coach once told me that you'll know what IT is when you see it.

If someone placed three potential career paths in front of you, you'd know in your gut which one you would pick.

I think that if we all search deep within us, we will find it.

Here are my tips to helping you find your IT:

Meditate. Spend some time every day delving into your soul. The answer will come to you through your own body.

Try different things. Get a feel of how you'd feel doing these certain things every day. You'll be able to narrow it down.

Listen to your heart.

I hope you all take some time this week to delve into your souls and try to find out what IT is for you.

Christina Bracco

P.S. - I'm back in poet action! Catch up on my poetry HERE: