Here I Am (It’s A New World, It’s a New Start)

It’s a new world – it’s a new start
It’s alive with the beating of young hearts
It’s a new day – it’s a new plan
I’ve been waiting for you
Here I am

A new creation.

Hatter’s Madness: A tea party with my thoughts.

Yesterday, I talked about my intentions to start anew. How? A new blog. Still basically a lot like this one, but this time – patterned chaos, if that is a thing.

Megan, over at Debatably Dateable, nominated me for an award.

Megan has a cool blog. And in her own words, she says: “…my public diary where I come to terms with my dating history and society’s role in the dating world at large. I’m telling you all my mistakes so only one of us has to makes them. I may be debatably dateable but at least I’m relatable.”

This is also the last award Wanderlust: Living life poetically will have. It’s with a bittersweet emotion that I tell you this while also shamelessly plugging my new blog site. So, here goes.


The Rules

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you should do the following:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and posts a link to their blog. Try to include a little promotion for the individual who nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. You can download images for the award here
  • Write a 150-300 word post on your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  • Answer your questions and provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.
  • List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here or from this site)
  • Don’t forget to inform the people/blogs you nominated about it.


Like every nomination I get, I will tweak the rules a bit to my liking. I have a lot of blogs I admire and constantly look forward to. And on that note, and with the fact of me, about to go make my own site, y’all are nominated! :0


  1. How did you get into poetry?

I think I’ve always been into poetry for as long as I can remember. I couldn’t read my mom’s novels when I was younger so all I had were children’s books that rhymed. When I was on third grade, two books sparked whatever passion I already had for words then.

  1. What’s your writing process like for the blog?

I write like I speak. Rash. Impulsive, and incoherent.

  1. What’s your favorite poem that you wrote?

It’s one that speaks to me about life. It’s called a generation. Even as I look back, I still couldn’t believe that a small girl wrote it.

  1. What/Who inspires you?

This requires an entire blog for me to elaborate more on. (See posts in my future blog. Hahah!)

  1. How do you picture yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I’d be 26 years old, my dad will be 55 years old, my mom 49, and my brother will be 21 years old! I’d be having a stable job, our house will be under construction, and my cousin will probably be married. Me? I’d be happy, content, and still struggling through life. Only now, richer and with someone beside me. NYAHAHAHA!

Side note: Facts about the author are on her new blog which can be found here.

Let’s move on to me shamelessly plugging my new blog, Hatter’s Madness: A tea party with my thoughts.

Here’s to a new start! Here’s to a new blog! Here’s to me! Here I am folks!

What will happen to this blog?

I am happy for the success of this blog and the things this site is still accomplishing. I would, however, probably not be posting much on this site anymore except maybe reference some of the posts here on future writing.

What is your new blog about?

It’ll be a lot like a personal blog centered on my journey throughout life, I will still be writing about things I feel passionate about like chess, tennis, and movies. Speaking of movies, the quote from the beginning of this post sums up my feelings towards my new start towards blogging and having to start a new blog after a year into the world and in this community. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an amazing cartoon. It came out on 2002 right after Disney made Shrek. A movie reviewer said the film is smarter than your average cartoon because it doesn’t try to joke around with a host of annoying talking animals. There are long stretches where no voices occur — the main character of Spirit acts as a wild horse would act, with only occasional and discreet narration from Matt Damon providing some of the stallion’s thoughts. (Yes, Matt Damon voiced a horse.) Spirit, was and still is, a great source of my passion for drama. I am never going to shy away from the clichés of life but I try to at least capture the heart in them and make my readers feel what I want them to feel.

When I was in college, I had the privilege to be the literary editor of our school’s publication and the experience has actually made me want to write more about drama. I like it. It’s what life is about. Life is drama. And what better way to go into drama than into madness, right? That’s what I hope my readers, you, will encounter while you go on the journey with me.

I also realized something. That people love romance. Romantic Comedies, sappy romantic films, anything that gets you a hint of love in the air. I would always write about suicide, or strange men trying to talk to a woman he meets at a parking garage but someone I recently met wrote in one of his poems,

From a poem by JC Beronio over at Hearts and Rhymes

And you know what? Maybe he is right.

I still don’t know what to write about love for now. I’m a cynic, realist, and a sappy romantic all rolled into one. So… Until then, let’s hold off to those cheesy romance poems y’all okay?

What are your plans for your new blog?

The long term goal is to be a successful blogger and that I have a solid fan base. The short term goal for now, is to write worthy posts and have a self-hosted blog before I turn 22 years old. As I just turned 21 two months ago, I have 10 months to look for sponsors and save, establish a rhyme and rhythm or you know.. go with the flow of my impulses. I would like to turn this hobby into a productive thing and I believe I could.



I leave you with another clip from the movie, the monologue is just soooo cool!


Flying? There were times I believed I could. *drops mic*

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