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Balance Aint for the Wicked | Insta Tidbit

Posted by Maysen Battles on

I'm definitely a person that lets passion cripple the shit out of them; where they run with it so hard, to the point where there's nothing left, but leaving them with burn marks in the soles and bite marks on the tongue from all of the unspoken ideas that they can't accurately convey.

Writing and imagery have always been my kryptonite; something I love so deeply, but yet, in tandem, is the one thing that weakens the hell out of me to the point of running. Straying. That I'm pissed off when the inspiration and ease of words don't come easy; Consumption to the point of destruction. I think, in some part, it's why I dart from this to that; not because I'm a squirrel, but because I need to act in opposition to my norm; to let the restless bank of thoughts and visions fill back up from letting my mind wander and touch new notions. But it never comes about in a healthy way; it's never a penciled in, pondered upon switch.

Instead, it's a screeching halt of abruptness, an ass-over-teacup feeling of "holy shit I'm so damn done with this." I'm in "all-in" spirit; and fuck if I've shamed that for a long time; to feel so hard about things that resonate so deep of no reprieve. But it's me, and maybe you, too.

Balance, I just don't think my soul is cut out for it; because there's something about conviction and yearning to feel hard that's always been my True North.

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Balance Aint for the Wicked | Insta Tidbit

Posted by Maysen Battles on

I'm definitely a person that lets passion cripple the shit out of them; where they run with it so hard, to the point where there's nothing left, but leaving them with burn marks in the soles and bite marks on the tongue from all of the unspoken ideas that they can't accurately convey.

Writing and imagery have always been my kryptonite; something I love so deeply, but yet, in tandem, is the one thing that weakens the hell out of me to the point of running. Straying. That I'm pissed off when the inspiration and ease of words don't come easy; Consumption to the point of destruction. I think, in some part, it's why I dart from this to that; not because I'm a squirrel, but because I need to act in opposition to my norm; to let the restless bank of thoughts and visions fill back up from letting my mind wander and touch new notions. But it never comes about in a healthy way; it's never a penciled in, pondered upon switch.

Instead, it's a screeching halt of abruptness, an ass-over-teacup feeling of "holy shit I'm so damn done with this." I'm in "all-in" spirit; and fuck if I've shamed that for a long time; to feel so hard about things that resonate so deep of no reprieve. But it's me, and maybe you, too.

Balance, I just don't think my soul is cut out for it; because there's something about conviction and yearning to feel hard that's always been my True North.

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Honey and Wildfire are the Color of Gold | Insta Tidbit

Posted by Maysen Battles on

I'm looking at the clock, and it's 2:30am; shit if my veins aren't saturated in CoffeeMate at this point. I'm always compelled to write when it's late; maybe it's the fact that I feel like the world is mine; or maybe because I feel slightly delusional past 11pm; sober on a drunk idea of some sort.

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Honey and Wildfire are the Color of Gold | Insta Tidbit

Posted by Maysen Battles on

I'm looking at the clock, and it's 2:30am; shit if my veins aren't saturated in CoffeeMate at this point. I'm always compelled to write when it's late; maybe it's the fact that I feel like the world is mine; or maybe because I feel slightly delusional past 11pm; sober on a drunk idea of some sort.

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Sis, We're All Just Jonesin' | Insta Tidbit

Posted by Maysen Battles on

I think it's easy to get wrapped up in constant idealized reaching; reaching for more fulfillment... or maybe notions that if you reach or achieve something, maybe you'll be worthy or get the friends or get the guy or just live a life that, when you look around, is how it "should" feel like; that success and contentment is outwardly achieved. Gosh, to anyone who makes their living on social media, keep that up, because I know that it's really darn tough and cutthroat and you bust your butt! Total respect!! But for the rest of us, life isn't that; it's not new cars or a closet full of clothes or trips or gold mirrors that match the gold spindles on the staircase; it's just typical life.

Life is mundane and I mean that with the least bit negativity. We're just Jonesin' with our day to day. It's full time 9-5 jobs and shit we've worn for a few years and a car that probably isn't ideal but it starts and a house with less-than-ideal decor that certainly clashes with your Pinterest board.
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I think it's really easy to peer into this app and assume the "norm" or how life should be is what's showcased; that happiness or whatever is achieved via money or likes or whatever bullshit we now gage success on. Guys, just bloom where you're planted and idolize your own dang life; it's all a mindset that life is pretty grand with whatever you have, whether that's dirty dishes and screaming kids or the ability to escape on vacation somewhere. You can be unhappy in either scenario, or vice versa. Not one is better than the other. Relish in what you have and those that you have; that's when life starts getting really damn good.
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I'm not saying don't reach for success or have goals; but just know that the biggest factor in success is your mindset; you can be inwardly successful and have nothing outwardly or on flip side, too. You guys know what I mean lol. Who cares what your life looks like on the outside; it's your soul that's the one to please✨💛

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Sis, We're All Just Jonesin' | Insta Tidbit

Posted by Maysen Battles on

I think it's easy to get wrapped up in constant idealized reaching; reaching for more fulfillment... or maybe notions that if you reach or achieve something, maybe you'll be worthy or get the friends or get the guy or just live a life that, when you look around, is how it "should" feel like; that success and contentment is outwardly achieved. Gosh, to anyone who makes their living on social media, keep that up, because I know that it's really darn tough and cutthroat and you bust your butt! Total respect!! But for the rest of us, life isn't that; it's not new cars or a closet full of clothes or trips or gold mirrors that match the gold spindles on the staircase; it's just typical life.

Life is mundane and I mean that with the least bit negativity. We're just Jonesin' with our day to day. It's full time 9-5 jobs and shit we've worn for a few years and a car that probably isn't ideal but it starts and a house with less-than-ideal decor that certainly clashes with your Pinterest board.
.
I think it's really easy to peer into this app and assume the "norm" or how life should be is what's showcased; that happiness or whatever is achieved via money or likes or whatever bullshit we now gage success on. Guys, just bloom where you're planted and idolize your own dang life; it's all a mindset that life is pretty grand with whatever you have, whether that's dirty dishes and screaming kids or the ability to escape on vacation somewhere. You can be unhappy in either scenario, or vice versa. Not one is better than the other. Relish in what you have and those that you have; that's when life starts getting really damn good.
.
I'm not saying don't reach for success or have goals; but just know that the biggest factor in success is your mindset; you can be inwardly successful and have nothing outwardly or on flip side, too. You guys know what I mean lol. Who cares what your life looks like on the outside; it's your soul that's the one to please✨💛

Read more