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