My name is Jackie. I'm a mother, a daughter, a friend, a mentor. I love fashion on the cheap, but it's got to have attitude and it's got to be something I can feel comfortable in. I've become hardened by life, but I've still got my soul. New York City is my second home. I don't put up with bullshit. Kissing on the lips is my favorite thing in the entire universe. I'll fall in love with you the second we meet, but I don't believe in fate. There is more to me than this life, and I will find the missing pieces. Just give it time.

9th November 2012


City & Colour - Against the Grain

You need not to climb mountain tops

You need not to cross the sea

You need not to find a cure

For everything that makes you weak

You need not to reach for the stars

When life becomes so dark

And when the wind does blow against the grain

You must follow your heart.

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8th November 2012

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Alison Krauss - Forget About It

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7th November 2012


Today is a very happy day!

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6th November 2012

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Can I hide my stupid hunger? Fake some confidence and cheer. Wish I were here.
Next to Normal

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6th November 2012

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I couldn’t care for the history when I’ve got you in front of me.
Kimbra, Two Way Street

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5th November 2012

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Listening to Taking Back Sunday for the first time in years.

Feels good.

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5th November 2012


This Providence - A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

You say, “I can convince anyone of anything.”

Provoking the anger of a jealous God

Still you spin a web of lies, fear, lust, pride, greed, and shame

You say no one escapes the pain.

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5th November 2012

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I don’t even know if you’re friend or if you’re foe.
— T3

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2nd November 2012

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It was quite a travel through time, driving out to the church. I said out loud to no one, ‘This is my old life’. I thought a lot about the funeral - where I sat, what I wore, who else was there, the picture of Zion that was blown up poster-sized and placed by the alter (would someone take that to keep - a shrine to Zion? Or was it hidden away in an attic somewhere, his image still too painful to see?), the people who spoke (his middle school teacher, Breana, his dad) - and then my brain drifted to the roads I was on and the memories tied to them: Brandon, Britt, Libertytown, Kim Duskey, the short time I worked in Spring Ridge. Truly, bits and pieces that made up the whole of my old life. I thought about how much I didn’t miss that life or even those people; it’s as if they are now merely characters in a story - they didn’t really exist. We are all strangers now. I feel like that should make me sad, but it doesn’t. Mostly, I am relieved to be rid of those years and faces.
JMG, old journalings and reflections

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2nd November 2012

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I know we are young
But we won’t always be,
So marry me
Let’s not be that
Predictable, young couple
Changing, moving on
The Avett Brothers, I Would Be Sad

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