One day I will find the right words, and they will be simpleJack Kerouac
UGH the dreaded
new year, new me post. BUT I promise you it is going to be less of a resolution list (because what are those even?) and more of a mind dump list.
So, what even is a resolution and why do most people talk about their resolutions, set them, write them down, memorize them, blah, blah, blah? I can tell you that resolutions are bullshit. COMPLETE bullshit. I sound so cynical (duh, I am a writer) talking about this, but hear me out for a second.
I love these sorts of chats. They are my favorite type of article because it is basically a stream of consciousness and mesh of my thoughts appropriately put together so I can post it and say it is adequate.
I thought a fun topic that I could sort of chat about, if you will, is creativity. I know it seems broad and it can go anywhere but isn’t that the fun of it all? It is super relevant to me as a person since I would like to slap on the title of ‘creative’ or ‘artist’ in association with me being a writer and poet.
Creativity can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me, creativity is not just creating ‘something’ for show. For me, it is something that is so much larger. I find creativity to be a part of my human nature, my ability to look at the world in one way, and spit it back out in a different way or in ‘my own personal way.’ As artists, we have to be able to transcend the, ugh I hate this word, normal. Seems cliché, right? Ah, the life of an artist.
People always ask why did you pick writing, and why did you pick poetry? It is hard to explain why I ended up choosing this type of art form. There is something so special about words on a page and how they can change in an instant, that is just… special. With poetry, everyone sees it differently.
That’s why I think poetry is so beautiful. You see the inner workings of the people behind it, but you also take something away from it as well. It isn’t like art hanging from a wall, it is art that hangs from your soul.
I have struggled with the perfect words to say for this; I realized that there are no perfect words, only feelings, beautiful memories and pure love and joy to share with all of you.
This is for Patti.
May you forever rest in peace.
Rach & Charlie grew up.
I am elated to announce that Rach & Charlie is now The R|S Edit. In the recent months I really stood back and took a look at my blog, my brand and what I want to be.
Rach & Charlie was created when I created Charlie Knolls. Charlie Knolls was my pen name. I no longer need a pen name because I am comfortable enough to be my authentic self. Charlie Knolls is still a part of me; however, I no longer feel the need to sign off on things as Charlie.
The R|S Edit is going to encompass all things that I love, including more personal posts. I think it is really important to experience life as authentically as possible, and that is what I aim to do here. Of course there will still be beauty, food and travel posts, because that is what I love. I want to continue to share everything I love with you and I hope you are here to stay.
Cheers to a new beginning, y’all