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Hello everybody! I apologize in advance for a bit of a somber posting, but I feel like I owe an explanation to all of you beautiful people. 

As many of you probably know from either knowing me personally or reading my work, I struggle with the lovely one-two punch combo of severe anxiety and moderate depression. Unfortunately, whether it's post-college stress or just brain-chemical soup, it's gotten much worse to the point of being nearly unmanageable. 

If I've been less active or harder to reach here, this is why. 

Anxiety/Depression isn't a constant cloud hanging over my shoulder, it's more like an annoying, squawking bird that decides sometimes it's going to escape from its cage and caw loudly into my ear until everything good is drowned out. There are good days, when I'm able to wrestle it back onto its perch and shut it up, and there are horrible days when I can't even lift my hand to try and catch it. Lately, the ratio has been five bad days for every good one, and that's not healthy. 

I will still be around, and I will reply to comments and notes as soon as I can, but as I try to figure out the best treatment for what's going on, I may be more withdrawn than usual. 

I love all of you that make up this community, and I feel bad that I've been more of a spectator than a participant. Know that I'm working on caging my birds and will be bumping around here and there. :heart: 

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****NOTE: I am so thankful for all of the lovely faves I get! It means a lot to me and I appreciate knowing that my work has been impactful. However, I get so many so constantly that I don't have the time to go through and individually thank everybody. Your best way of getting feedback from me is through writing me a note or leaving me a comment. I will reply!****

Hello everybody! My name is Lizzie, and I'm proud poet. =) I started really writing poetry my senior year of high school. I had an amazing Creative Writing teacher...under her instruction, I became a Scholastic Gold Key poet, and was invited to read alongside Taylor Mali at the Sunken Garden Poetry festival. I am an alumnus of UVM, with my degree in Elementary Education, History, and Special Education. I'm a busy lady, but I still write on the side. Nature provides plenty of inspiration. :heart:
I'm trying to get my poetry published in a hopeful attempt to pay for college. I know it's a really long shot--so much of my poetry is in dire need of edits!! There are so many amazing voices here, I'd love to learn from you! Constructive criticism is appreciated, but PLEASE be sure to include what you think needs editing and how it could be better.


Feel free to send me a prompt, or a poem request. Sometimes I run out of ideas and I love getting new ones.

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ei9 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
 Hi Lizzie

     I must say that Homegirl You are indeed a Monster talent that can do anything from writing to Photography and especially your beautiful poetry in which I do love So much as you can see that I have a few of your masterpieces in my faves and look forward seeing more from you in the future. you'll have won me over as an brand new fan in me. keep doing what you been doing and God loves you each and everyday of your life!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: Wow, thank you so much! I really appreciate your words, they're very sweet! I make my art as both a means for me to express myself, but I also really hope that my work can move others...my main goal is to create things for others to enjoy with me, so the fact that you're so taken with my work means a lot to me. :heart: I really appreciate the faves and the watch.

God loves and blesses you too, my friend! May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, the sun warm on your face, and the rain soft on your fields. :) 
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GuinevereToGwen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the watch! :heart:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank YOU for the glorious art you post! I look forward to seeing what else you create. :)
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:heart: Thanks for the watch! :heart:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course! :)
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Thanks for faving Synesthetic :)
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank YOU for the wonderful piece! It was breathtaking to read--simply wonderful. 
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