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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

The Author's Giveaway Winners

And now, I would like to introduce my very first vlog, starring me, Georgie, and Fin. :)

Anna Mittower, you won the typewriter print donated by Emily @ Anna Delores Photography!

Keaghan, you won the Shakespeare Inspiration Dice donated by Jennifer @ Palimpsestic!

Charity, you won the ornament donated by Faith from Inspirations by Faith!

Ashley, you won the notecards donated by Marguerite @ Piccadilly Post!

Melody, you won the author silhouette by Kirsten @ Hello Grey Day!

Winners, please email me at mountainfireflower[at]gmail[dot]com. Please email me by this weekend, otherwise we shall have to choose different winners.

Also, Anna, Ashley, and Melody, you get a choice on which prize you get, so please include that in your email.

Thanks for entering, and congratulations to those who won!

You may be able to bribe us into doing more vlogs. Just leave lots of offerings of cereal, rainbows, and other pleasant things.


  1. Keep Calm and Call Batman..always. always call Batman ;)

    Congrats to the winners!

    much love♥

  2. Haha, I loved watching this. Great job guys! :P

  3. Wow! Thank you guys for hosting this! It was so much fun to read everyone's answers to the questions...


  4. For some reason, I can't send my says your email address isn't recognized....Is there another address I can send it to?

    Oh, and yes, I did remove the AT and DOT. lol

    1. Hey Ashley, I wrote back to your message on your Facebook page, but just in case you didn't see that, can you try emailing me at If not, let me know and we'll work something else out. We will most definitely get you your prizes. ;)


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