I self-published Return to Sender October 2018, but the book took a few years of collecting and reflecting the emotions from my first serious relationship. It follows me and at my most vulnerable points.
There was purpose in the organization of the poems as the book reads like a story. It starts in the heat of my relationship with someone else where everything is going great and then slowly journeys into the flaws and faults of a relationship where I gave more of myself than I had.
Lastly, the journey ends with me falling in love again but this time with myself. The self-awareness at the end allowed me to take some fault for the failed relationship as I got the love I allowed myself to have. You are only what you accept you are. This awareness was key into why my relationship wasn’t going to work regardless of who hurt who.
Here’s a bit of a behind the scenes journey through the process of this book.