and so we commence . . .

and so we commence . . .

new blog, who dis?

i have always been fascinated with the use of "commencement" when referring to graduation ceremonies and such. it just never sat well with me. to commence means to begin, right? i know, i know. all of the speakers say, "this is only the beginning . . ." during the ceremonies but . . . still. if commence means to begin, why don't we celebrate at the beginning?

i have commenced many times in my life from elementary to middle to high school to undergrad to graduate school. and then my commencements came to a halt. but did they, really? 

this year, i took the advice of my poetry homies and decided to step out of my comfort zone and begin taking my poetry more seriously. i've participated in a few readings this year, changed my writing style, met some great people, revamped bridgettebianca.com, and even started this blog (32 minutes ago). i'm excited (and nervous) to see where this new journey will take me. as they say, this is only the beginning . . . so instead of waiting until the end this time, i want to celebrate now

and so, we commence . . .

Poem Published in Cultural Weekly!

Poem Published in Cultural Weekly!