It’s here. The day for which I thought I was prepared.

Now that I’m living in this moment, I’m kind of hoping the end is near.

Ok I bought some gifts and baked a cake; even wore my brand-new Santa hat.

I made up an e-card and sent out some texts, must I really give more effort than that?

Maybe if the weather was a little bit cooler, then I may get more into the spirit,

Look, I know I live on a tropical island but eighty degrees in December is a bit ridic.

Too much family time, too many hugs. I’ll suck it up, but this food better be worth it.

I long to be locked away in silence, with a bottle of Jack Honey. Now that, is my idea be perfect.

Maybe next year I’ll be able to hide my Grinch side a little bit better. Make a mental effort to get closer to the norm.

Who am I kidding? Next year I hope to be on a December vacay, where no one can judge my tequila breakfast on Christmas morn.


The purpose

July 4th 2016


To be seen and don’t heard, needlepoint and sewing, scarf knitting and other crap girls should do,

Bouncy hair with bows, a freshly powdered nose and the most adorable giggle on cue.

Cooking and cleaning are an absolute must! Don’t even bother to meet the parents if you can’t.

He says that you’re perfect, tells his mom you’re totally worth it, meanwhile this heifer doesn’t like you before you even shake hands.

Sex on demand! Don’t even bother to Netflix and chill. Don’t you know that pleasing man is one of your main purposes in life?

Equal rights? Lol, I don’t think so. To the maternity ward you will go. But on your way, make sure you become a wife.

Don’t bother striving for your dream career or waiting for Prince Charming, in the real world, this journey is hard and long.

The old timers want you to settle down, that’s the easy way out.

I’ll keep pushing until I prove them wrong.

No disrespect to young mothers and wives. If you like it, then I love it! Just saying, that it’s not for me.

Don’t try to dictate my purpose, I’ll figure it out! But what I’m not is who you want me to be.

Winter Woes

Blogging 101 Assignment #9


This is inspired by a post I read by an awesome blogger I recently began following. There was a particular portion where the writer spoke about ‘January blues’ and being in a bit of an unexplained funk. I will post the link to their post below.

January 17 2016

Winter Woes

The winter months bring gloomy weather that makes you never wanna get out of bed.

Cozy under my blankets is where I want to stay. Can’t Starbucks deliver my coffee instead?

Thank goodness it’s 2016 I’ve never been so excited to put an old year behind me.

However I’m halfway through January and I still feel unsettled, my mind simply won’t let me be.

“Leave all your negativity and worries in the old year!”, so they say. Yeah, easier said than done.

Life doesn’t care about your clocks and calendars, she moves quickly and is fair and bias to none.

It almost feels like somebody hit ‘reset’ and instead of hitting the ground running I’m on a bit of a ‘go slow’.

Another year, another chance to reflect and recalculate. This annual routine can be exhausting I know.

I’m still trying to map out my goals for this year, hell, don’t even ask me my plans for this week.

One day at a time, this season will pass. My energy may be low but my enthusiam is at its peak.

Reference: https://phantasmagoriasite.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/practicing-catharsis/?c=41#comment-41






Day Dreaming


Blogging 101 Assignment #3

As i previously mentioned, my blog is geared more towards the mature young adult crowd so that would be the main group of persons to whom I would like to exhibit my blog. However, I am certainly not prejudice towards any other age groups. Come one, come all 😊 lol.

To those of you who have already been exploring my posts, you will know that poetry is nothing new to my site. However, I’ve never added any visuals to my poems so i think i’ll nake that my ‘new’ element. Please see a VERY brief poem below.

Day Dreaming

I sleep with my eyes open, dreaming of what’s out there.

Hoping for a day I can do what I truly want without a care.

If it were up to me I’d quit my job and focus on being the female Hemmingway of modern times,

Though some of my peers can only commit to makeup tutorials and Instagram modelling online 😒.

I’ll admit that I have a lot of hobbies: cooking, writing, sketching, photography just to name a few.

In my head I’m a master of them all and I’ll keep doing what I love. Dream on, dream until your dreams come true.

(Btw, the pic is not edited, just my real life view 😁).



Who I am and why I’m here

Blogging 101

Assignment #1

Who I am and why I’m here.

I’m a 20-something year old young professional whose looking for an artist outlet. After receiving a very favorable response for Writing 101 assignments, I’m hoping this course will go just as smoothly.

As to why I’m here…..I’m here because I love to write and I imagine that blogging would be a great way to incorporate my love with a fun new hobby. As I mentioned on my ‘about me’ page, I’m not here to discuss serious social issues or bring awareness to some cause, I’m just writing about the basic life and times of your typical millennial and whatever categories fall within this large scope: food, music, photography, social networking and of course cocktails J.

Feel free to view some of my ‘insight’ pieces or my poetry.

Goodbye Writing 101

Goodbye Writing 101

Writing 101 Assignment #20

But I’m not ready to say goodbye 😢😢! So it seems that this blogging course has ended way too quickly. It appeared that the easiest way for me to approach these assignments were in the form of a poem which is crazy because I haven’t written any poetry in years! Therefore, it only seems fit to approach the final assignment in the same way. Also, in honour of thanksgiving this week, I will use my final assignment to speak on why I am thankful for this course.

N.B: For those of you who enjoy my work, I will try to post the link to one more of my writing pieces for the final few days that I am still able to post in the Commons Community.


Where do I begin?…….To tell a story of how great a love can be.

This writing course reignited the Edgar Allen in me.

Enough of Andy Williams I’d like to talk more seriously.

I’ll admit that I’m having a hard time writing this piece and I’m not exactly sure why.

Not that I’m not thankful for anything but after a few hours staring at a blank screen I guess it’s difficult for me to say goodbye.

I haven’t written anything in such a long time, I feel like this course has given me a fresh start.

I’m thankful for the daily prompts that got me in the mood, it’s been so long my love and I have been apart.

I’m thankful to anyone who took the time to read all that I had to say,

You’ve reaffirmed that I should continue to write, to hell with the naysayers from this day.

Finally, I’m thankful that I found my niche in blogging so I’ll continue to post my photos, insights and rhymes.

I hope that my work can inspire someone if only one follower at a time.





Glass Half Empty

Writing 101 – Assignment # 17

A glass half empty is all I see while you see yours as half full,

I’m drowning in despair while you’re on cloud nine so whatever you’re smoking please give me a pull.

A glass half empty is all you have left when you give more of yourself than you receive,

Too high expectations you had for these humans, leaving more disappointments than your mind could conceive.

In my glass half empty I’ll never get that promotion regardless if I have the work skills that my boss admires,

“She’s young, she can wait” is what I hear them say. It’ll be another 10 years before one of these old farts retire!

A glass that is half empty is what I sip on late at night when my perpetual single status has me feeling alone,

I swear I must be a magnet for losers, if Cupid’s out of arrows at least throw me a bone.

As I stare down into my glass half empty, I’m envious of the happiness I see,

Then realizing that the person with the glass half full is actually my reflection staring up at me.

It’s better to change one’s mindset than change one’s cirrcumstances

Writing 101 Assignment #16

Randomly going through my old high school files, I discovered a detailed report of my SAT scores. Not only was it my scores, but I discovered a copy of my original essay I wrote in the ‘Writing’ portion of the exam. It was scanned in my original handwriting and I was simply shocked that I never realized I had this. Of course being curious about the writing skills of my younger self, I decided to have a read. Almost ten years later, my mind set is almost exactly the same; of course I’m a bit more refined now lol. I’ve decided to use the topic from my SAT essay to write a quick poem.

It is better to change one’s attitude than change one’s circumstances:

You can’t determine the hand you will be dealt or see you future in a crystal ball,

Sometimes life comes at you so fast, there’s no time for preparation at all.

Certain people are born into crummy situations while other people encounter these challenges over time,

It doesn’t matter how these changes affect your social status or finances but more so mentally, how it affects your mind.

God helps those who helps themselves so it’s important to at least try to do your best and stay hyped,

But when your best doesn’t work, smile through the tears, your blessing is on its way down the pipe.

Things I’ve Learnt

So I joined this WordPress Blogging Course that gives one writing assignment a day for the next few weeks. I’ve  been instructed to post the assignments on my page…. sigh. I won’t smother you guys with every single assignment but since this is my first one I figured…wth. Today’s topic is posted above:

People choose to offer me their advice prematurely even though most times I don’t ask,

I’ve learned I’m the type of person that has to experience life for myself, the potential consequences will be my future tasks.

I’m not saying I’m doing any fire challenges or partying every night until a quarter to two,

But when it comes to letting others dictate my life for me, I learned that’s just one thing I can’t do.

I’m mature enough to know right from wrong but still young enough to kind of not care,

However I’ve learned that with each passing day I age, there’s an impressionable youth born whose giving me that rock-star stare.

It’s easy to hold grudges sometimes and a tad bit fun to be a little petty,

Let it go early, live and let live; I’ve learned that karma will do her job when she’s ready.

Finally I’ve learned not to beat myself up and treat any mistake like a lesson for the future,

Each lesson makes me smarter, the hurt will make me harder, a better person I will be I’m sure.

Why I Decided to Write a Blog

September 20. 2015

Well as I mentioned on my ‘About Me’ page, I am a twenty something year old college grad living on an island in the Bahamas. I’ve never had a blog before so this is my first go-around. I was in love with writing all my life but have not done so in years. Not due to lack of passion but I had some crummy English professors in college who completely killed my spirit. As I’ve recently reignited my love for the arts I said: “WTH, why not put myself out there? What’s the worst that can happen?”

I decided to call my blog ‘myeighty9’ as it signifies the year I was born as well as the decade of which I am the most in love. I also feel very passionate about the 90s and the 70s were alright too but when it comes to music, the 80s are my life. Once I get in my Hall and Oats, Billy Idol, The Police/Sting kind of mood nothing can bring me down. Sigh…if only my parents had me 15 years earlier. I would have been old enough to appreciate the awesomeness of George Michaels while still being a teenager and he was still publicly being a heterosexual. However, then I would have missed out on the gems of my generation such as Miley Cyrus and trap music 😒. Consequently I’m stuck living my life between the classics of  TvLand and Turner Classic Movies and the ratchetness of VH1 and Bravo. I think I have a pretty good balance as a young person with an old soul.

Additionally, I’ve been looking at some other blogs on WordPress and I am sad to announce that my blog will not be about saving the plant, philanthropy, or any other causes most likely to be displayed in an early morning infomercial. Not saying that I don’t respect those who choose to dedicate his/her blog to a good cause or that I don’t have personal situations which I can share in that regard. I’m simply choosing not to do so. I want to use this blog as my artistic outlet while I smother you with more light and fluffy stuff 😜.

Please bare with me in the upcoming weeks as I try to get myself organized. I don’t have any ankle bitters , mini nuisances, little angels 😇 in my life so I have lots of time to get it together sooner rather than later. Thanks to anyone that’s reading this. I love you like XO 😘.

XO Cooper.