BEYOND THE PEN | A Journey into Like Sunrise {FROM HERE}

It’s complicated. Relationships can sometimes be complicated. You can love someone, and they can think they love you, but the variables involved complicate the situation, and you may reach a point where you have to ask yourself, is this worth fighting for? Knowing what we know, where can we go from here?

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The hardest thing I've ever had to do is say goodbye to you...

How the hell do I gather the strength to say goodbye to you? How the hell do I come to terms with the fact that our journey together is over? There is no blog, no book, no podcast, and no conversation with friends and family that can properly prepare a person to say goodbye to their most constant companion. My guy. My main man. My Trav. 

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BEYOND THE PEN | A Journey Into Like Sunrise {3AM}

The purpose of a song is to tell a story, yet some stories we deem too taboo to be told out loud. I, however, am not a part of that general "we"...for the sake of authenticity and realness, I will say anything. I was up late one night listening to the instrumental to this track (because I didn't fall asleep before 4:00am throughout my 20s), and it dawned on me that people might relate to a song about pleasuring themselves.

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Danielle Helena
I Hate People

My parents put forth the effort to ensure I did not turn out to be a horrible human, and as a result, I always had a higher moral standard for myself and others--that same high standard has led to severe devastation. Why? Because humans are the worst.

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BEYOND THE PEN | A Journey Into Like Sunrise - {Is It You (Possibly)}

I became delusional about potential mates. I would manufacture sparks in hopes of getting closer to the "real thing." After one night of texting back and forth with any newfound fling I met randomly while roaming New York City, I would ask myself, "Is it you?". So I caved and wrote a song about this pathetic behavior. 

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