Two Sides of the Mirror

I thought I lost her. I left her there somewhere in a dark hole. Feeling empty and numb.

The only time she felt something was when the guilt set in. When the shame she put on herself was too much. The mirror she looked into through blurred vision told her she was nobody. A stranger.

I buried her deeper, hoping she never saw the light. She didn’t deserve it.

Somehow in the cold, dark cave I isolated her in, she began to rise. She clawed and screamed. She told me to fuck off.

She is good enough. She deserves love. She can have more. She is brave. She is beautiful. She has purpose.

With tears brimming my eyes, I stared at my reflection in the mirror and said, “You’re right.” ❤️

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Hugs, Kisses & Stars,


  • Sandy Lo

    Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.