I am an anxiety driven over-analyzer.  With a mind full of rainbows and devils, I began giving my thoughts a way out of my head by starting this blog.  Writing poetry helps me gain perspective and purge my soul by putting my tears and laughter into words!

Writing began as therapy for my depression. Poetry, specifically, was a way to get an active and anxious mind to focus.  Describing my emotions with as few words as possible has changed me in many positive ways.

When I am not writing I enjoy giving other blogger’s a voice here. We all have a voice and it makes me happy when people use it. This blog and the people who reside within its domain are all a part of me… I hope you find something you can relate to and I hope you stay and join in some conversation.



I am the author of two poetry books that can be found on Amazon. Some links are Affiliate Links.

Darker Side of Night  is modern day poetry from the shadowy corners of an overactive imagination. Whether we embrace the night or we fear it, one thing is for certain: almost anything can be hiding in the dark. Take a peek at what is hiding in wait.


Available on Amazon

Depression’s Dance is about Hasty’s dance with depression complete with the moments of desperation as well as the moments of hope.  Depression has a way of sneaking into your life and before you know it you are caught in a dance you can’t cut away from.


Available on Amazon

I have been lucky enough to be one of the cover artists for the author Helena Hann-Basquiatt. You can find the covers and her books on amazon by clicking on the photos below.



I was most recently the cover model (what? I think I look beautiful) and artist for JESSICA an amazing collaborative project you can purchase by clicking on the picture below.


I have also contributed to Laura A Lord’s book Perjury.


Forever Flawed

by: HastyWords, December 2012

I look in the mirror, at reflections

Staring into eyes, looking into eyes

Searching for something, anything

The source for why this image cries

I lay in my breath, holding onto it

Seeking the air, questioning the air

Needing new breath, new life

The staleness of my own I cannot bare

I rest my hand on my heart, and cry

It sings to a restless depressing beat

I sit and listen to its story unfold

I try to understand the rhythm it speaks

I search my brain, get lost in thoughts

Over-analyze, over-think, beliefs in my head

My very worst quality, the life in my mind

The best I can do is tuck the truth in and put it to bed


Other ways you can connect with me!





480 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Love your “about” and your poem. I also relate, as I know many others do, to what we call in recovery “The paralysis of analysis.” (Our own attempt at poetry, I suppose.) I tell people that all my life I’ve been told I think too much, and I’ve given that a lot of thought. 🙂 Have a great, relatively ‘free-thinking’ (as opposed to thoughtless) day!

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  2. Hasty, you dropped by my blog by accident did you, i mean nothing drove you towards me?

    Reason being the gift of writing poetry, which you has influenced my life, has now able me to become more focused or lets say more directed…

    However does not seem like an addiction the writing of poetry, not so much as the finish product but the process of get there?

    A cool bonus is that my spelling may have just improved a little…

    All the best to you and family, may you all find those enjoyable blessings…

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  3. I saw your post about Logan and your ordeal with the school, then I saw Logan’s post on autism and was so moved I had to come see your “About.” You’re an amazing mom to have raised such a loving, insightful, and forgiving young man.

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  4. I’m just going to say, Happy Birthday… I know I missed it, I even miss my big brother’s 50th back in January, and then this last week just gone, another younger brother had a close call. Never knew bicycles having head on’s with one another could be so dangerous. But this your about page. When you say tuck in towards the end, I read it as truck, like as in terms of filming, one trucks in and out for perspective, and that’s what you do. Give perspective at varying distance, while never being static. Tilting is your other filmic asset; continually you’ve tilted your blog/s and other ventures at different and differing angles, some in such cinematic ways and others at a grass roots and dirt earth fashion.

    Covers and cover modeling, well attuned to a woven tale you’ve become, an interrupter to imaginations in fiction, and documentary in real world occurrences. A transformation you’ve developed and evolved into with clarity.

    Forever Flawed, forever turning, tilting, trucking to catch the light and shadows as and where they animate one another. Whether when you rest, walk, or run, your lungs never forget to breath and your heart never forgets to beat, even when a day, night seems like a stranger and a cold front’s fog drops, you still know where your feet are, even when your brain pauses in another world on an inside out to a different page… It’s all still part to your incredible continuing book..

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  5. I like your writings and look forward to reading more of your work . Thank you also for following my blog 🙂 Talent such as yours is a rare find. You put your heart and soul in your writing and it shows . Thank you for sharing it with the world . 🙂

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  6. “with a mind full of rainbows and devils…” such a great line, I feel the same , it’s also why I blog. I have to ‘mind dump’ or I can’t rest. sometimes I blog, sometimes I write letters that are never sent… it works
    ….and all your photos are incredible!

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  7. Lovely blog! Thanks for following my blog. Just to let you know that my blog has moved to a self-hosted platform and you will probably notice that you haven’t been receiving them. I still want to connect with you and hope you can join my feed called The ATG Press. The ATG Press will feature my latest blogs, news, competitions and giveaways all in one email per day. I am also planning on starting Blogger Meetups online to help Bloggers with ideas, strategies and to connect Bloggers with each other as well as feature bloggers like yourself in my communication with my readers so that people can hear your story and follow your blog. Do you mind if I can add you to my mailing list so that you can receive all this information? I send out only one email per day and would love to have you be a part of it. Please send me your email address in this comment or to info@healthyliving894.com and I will add you to the mailing list.


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  8. Hey – was wondering if you allow guest posts? I author the blog Peace Hacks (which you follow) and would love a chance to speak to your crowd.

    Also, and I hate to pester you with this, but I recently moved Peace Hacks to a self hosted server, which means you won’t receive notifications when I post. If you’re still interested, you can go to peacehacks.com, click the “following” button to unfollow, then click the “follow” button to re-follow. That’ll do it.

    Hope to hear from you soon.



  9. This was a lovely poem. I like reading poetry in your blog as they are very easy to understand. Any layman can empathize with them and these poems don’t send you running to the dictionary. Thank you for the worthwhile contribution!


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