I grew up in a whirlwind of words, inhaling them as if they were fragrantly exquisite wildflowers, and I swiftly fell in love with the olfactory overthrow.

By age 4 I was reading chapter books.

By 5, I was writing them.

And from that point on, the very moment that I harnessed the profound power of a pen, I was unstoppable.

I wrote everything. Poems (Poetry), songs (Psalms) the things that my eyes raked across (Photographs), my thoughts on this world that I was simultaneously of and against (Ponderings).

These words were mine. I always imagined I would keep it that way. They were my refuge, yes, but the older I got, the more that I realized they were also my prison. I was aflame, but by remaining silent, I was stifling my thoughts to mere sparks.

One day, not so long ago, I opened my notebook, took a deep breath, and began to type.

I typed about my head and the good things it created and the bad things it force fed me. I typed about the stars and the God who made them and the way I felt when I lay underneath them. I typed about the things that made me mad and the things that hurt me, and I typed about the things that I loved enough to live for when the going got tough.

Then I hit post.

And people reacted.

And I realized that words are more than just words, they are weapons. They can move a person to tears or place them on the highest pedestal. They can build and break, save and stab, revive and rekindle.

They can wake a person up, and when I look around, I see ghastly cities full of swollen eyes that need to be woken up.

So here is my blog. And here are my words. And here is my soul.

I pray that it wakes you up.

With Love, Lexi


Hi, I’m Lexi, I’m 18, and I think a lot. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, and while I love the hustle and bustle of the city, my soul rests in the ocean and my heart sleeps in the mountains; my affinity for travel is one I can’t wait to foster as I grow older! I’m obsessed with the world and people and the way we work/interact with each other. I’m a self taught writer, a guitar player, an honor roll student and a headstrong vegetarian. I like yoga and running and lifting heavy things, almost as much as I like meaningful conversations in obscure coffee houses on rainy Sunday mornings. I also really like dark chocolate. I’m in recovery from anorexia nervosa and post-traumatic stress disorder, and I love sharing my experiences to build my own courage and offer hope for others! Advocacy, for environmental issues, mental health, and genuine love and empathy among earth’s people, is my passion. I’m still learning to love me, but in the mean time, I’ll keep sharing me. Thanks for taking the time to read my stories!!