on words

Words mean a lot to me. They always have. What is said, or left unsaid, tends to stay with me for a long time.

I have always journaled, sometimes in years past filling ten pages per day (to be fair, my hand-writing was pretty big then....) with words. Words about the day. About life. About the important little moments and thoughts that still make me smile and shake my head today. I still fill books with words now, especially since the discovery of Moleskines. And honestly, not much has changed since I was ten. The words that flow from my pen onto the page are about the same things. People. Quotes. Moments. Events, big and small. Words still mean so much to me, maybe even more now than they did back then.

And then there are the words left unsaid. They haunt me. Whether it was something that someone else did not say, or something that I didn't have the courage to say, I'm filled with confusion and regret at the words left unsaid. Words are crucial, yet sometimes it's hard to find the right ones and downright scary to say them when it counts the most.

But the words said when they were needed most, those said in the perfect way, followed by the best expected outcome? Those make my heart soar and sometimes, also make it pound. I walk away smiling. I replay the scene over and over in my head, like my favorite scene in a reeeally good movie. And you know what? I definitely like those words the most.

much love.



  1. Beautiful words Caitlin. You have a way with your writing that makes me really think about things! Plus, your writing is just beautiful. :)

  2. agreed. your way with words is absolutely intoxicating.
    -jocee <3

    1. oh my goodness. thank you jocee!

  3. I totally agree. I love words and they are a big part of who I am. Even from a young age I wrote in journals. Such fun things to look back on! One thing I love about words is, they are always there to look back on. :)

  4. I totally agree, and these words made my heart soar. (:

  5. this is so true. I hate those times when I don't say what I should have. Unfortunately that happens a lot.
    Words are such a huge part of my life. Like crazy insane huge.

  6. Your writing is absolutely beautiful. I can directly relate to what you're saying; sometimes words have that magic way of making you feel you're on top of the world :)