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Member Since: Sep 7, 2013

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Metamorphosis

Novel by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Nov 15, 2014
Rachel and Paul had always a connection since childhood....
Tags:love, death, god, life, heaven, friendship, fantasy, reality, learning, religion, young adult

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In the Absence of the Sun

Novel by Joanna Strafford
Posted: May 19, 2014
"For Jesse life had always been so much better in the...
Tags:love, depression, pain, suicide, friendship, happiness, young adult, ghosts, dreams, sadness, recovery

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What the Sun Took From Us

Short Story by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Sep 8, 2013
If John Lennon ever had the chance to visit you in a...
Tags:love, death, life, acceptance, short story, learning, literary, music, dreams, motivational, moving on

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Tangled

Novel by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Sep 7, 2013
Writing letters to Sophia Mitchell was the only thing...
Tags:drugs, parties, humor, love, romance, life, depression, relationships, sad, adult, forgiveness

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Rise Above

Essay by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Jan 5, 2015
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Metamorphosis

Novel by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Nov 15, 2014
Rachel and Paul had always a connection since childhood....

In the Absence of the Sun

Novel by Joanna Strafford
Posted: May 19, 2014
"For Jesse life had always been so much better in the...

What the Sun Took From Us

Short Story by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Sep 8, 2013
If John Lennon ever had the chance to visit you in a...

Tangled

Novel by Joanna Strafford
Posted: Sep 7, 2013
Writing letters to Sophia Mitchell was the only thing...



 
 
 
                   

                                

 

“When she turned back around to focus her attention on the sun, it’s beams shot down and enveloped her and she gradually disappeared, whirling her way into stardust.

As Jesse looked at the spot Megan stood last, he could see something growing from the ground. He walked closer to the exact spot to inspect the area. Inside the patch of grass there was a dandelion that was growing from the ground with all of it’s seeds intact.  At that moment he bent down and picked the delicate flower up. As he closed his eyes and took a deep breath to blow them off into the world, he pleasantly watched the seeds as they circled within the wind preparing to embrace their next journey.”  – In the Absence of the Sun, Joanna Strafford

 

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“For Jesse life had always been so much better in the past although there were a lot of things he just wished he could forget. His father yelled about all the dandelions around the house, but Jesse felt bittersweet when he saw the fluffy little flowers sticking up from the dirt. He remembered how he’d and Megan would blow away the seeds and watch them waft away in the wind, leaving it just an empty stem in the world of flowers. But the truth was that the Dandelion wasn’t a flower at all but a weed dressed up in a garment of seeds, trying to fit in the flower world but in the end feeling empty and alone once the wind touched it. That was how Megan felt all the time. The truth was that Depression crept up on you like the Devil and the Devil wanted to prevent you from seeing ‘the good’ in your future. And now it was creeping up on Jesse like a black cloud. It was hard enough feeling alone but now everyone else seemed to have forgotten they existed. If only she could reach out to Jesse in some way to make him understand that it wasn’t his fault, but she had become just a ghost, lifeless and flickering at the edges. How could Jesse notice her now when she was just as lost as he was?” Joanna Strafford wants you to travel the world with Megan and Jesse as they embark on a journey of change, sadness and the bitter sweetness of true love and friendship. In the Absence of the Sun shows that you are not alone and their is a chance to discover that change can lead to beautiful things if you allow yourself the opportunity to see them.”

 

                                   

 

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Metamorphosis
 
Metamorphosis

·n.noun

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function. The physical properties of a person, place or thing that goes through a change; a transformation often associated of that with the pupil stage of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. An infinite journey, consisting of changes and transformations.

 

 

     

 
             
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I will always encourage you to be the best you can be, even if you choose not to believe it, even if you are used to degrading others to feel better about yourself, even if you decide to step all over my own dreams, because in the end I learned a long time ago that  anything negative you felt about yourself had nothing to do with me at all but it had everything to do with how I react to it. 

 So I will keep on reminding you of this even if you are tired of hearing it, even if you choose to not believe it, even if it is me that you choose not to hear it from: “The future only lies in your hands and your persistence to do whatever it takes to get there, please don’t give up. Please don’t stop believing in yourself.

- Joanna Strafford 

 

“When you get to great places, accomplish great things or are successful in great ways, don’t listen to people who will try to tell you that is just luck. Luck is for those who sit on their ass all day and then one day win the lotto.

 Success comes from hard work, consistence and motivation. And when you do the right thing and you treat people the way you want to be treated - you will be rewarded in good ways. That is not luck. That is a blessing. You are not lucky when good things happen to you, you are blessed.”

     —           Joanna Strafford     

 

“Every beginning is better than no beginning. We all need to start somewhere; the smallest steps always lead to the bigger and biggest achievements in life. We may have a relapse or moments when we think we cannot go on, but those trying moments are the most crucial in helping us realize that we had the strength all along. Believe in yourself.”

   —           Joanna Strafford 

 

“Instead of judging those who are different remember the words of Helen Keller and how she reminded us that: “Love is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” It is just a shame that those that can both hear and see have a hard time accepting it. But remember that laughing or crying is Universal. In the end - no matter who we are or where we are from we all laugh and cry in the same language.”
—       Joanna Strafford

 

 "Remember there are still a large amount of people that are open to new ideas or perspectives that they never experienced or knew existed before they met you and they will look up to you for being true to everything that is different about yourself.  Let those differences keep on shaping the person you are today.
— Joanna Strafford

 
 
 

 

 

 I love you Robin Williams. Rest in Peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   

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