dominiquewilcox

My name is Dominique but everyone I know calls me Dom. I didn’t pick the nickname but I sure love it. I’m currently studying History at BYU and I work as an account manager for a local startup. I’m married to the man of my dreams, Chase Wilcox. I’m obsessed with my cat. My favorite food is cheeseburgers and I want to live in the PNW someday. Thanks for reading my blog!

A Summer Without The Scale

“When we got to Puyallup this summer, I learned that there wasn’t a working scale in the house. I thought, “ya know what? GOOD.” It’s time I officially step away from a weight loss focused mindset, even if I just try it for the summer, and see how it goes. And let me tell you, it has been the most mentally freeing thing I have ever done! The weight of the scale on my shoulders has been lifted, pun absolutely intended! I haven’t weighed myself since April and I’m excited to go the rest of the summer without doing so. Instead of weight loss related goals, I have lifestyle goals I want to accomplish before the end of the summer. (And I’m seriously considering ditching the scale for the rest of the year.)”

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Relearning These Truths

“When we understand that the people hold the power, we are given a way to do something about injustice. It was horrifying and sobering to learn about the mistreatment of countless Americans, yes. It was also empowering to learn what people did about it. When we understand that we can fight back, we can stand up, we can march, we can protest, and we can educate our friends and families, we are participating in the future of American truths. American history did not protect the political equality or the natural rights of all. But the people, who acted on their sovereignty, did. And moving forward, as I take my relearned truths of American history with me, I hope I can do my best to stand up for political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people.”

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Black Lives Matter

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Derek Michael Chauvin is the former police officer involved in the killing who knelt on George’s neck for 9 minutes, even after George begged him to remove it, pleading with Chauvin that he couldn’t breathe. George Floyd is just one example […]

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Green

“…Emerald ripples beneath the bridge
A moment of stillness and a turquoise reflection stares back
What lingers beneath?
Life is found in emerald ripples, dancing leaves, turquoise reflections
And in the tranquility of the springtime,
Green breathes life into me”

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The Momentum of Folding

Toro y moi hums in my ears
Blues and greys and whites swirl in front of me
Today I’m practicing the art of Japanese bookbinding
Coarse papers with smooth creases pile up
I’m lost in the momentum of folding
The Japanese bookbinders knew how to build dreams with their hands
Every day is like this, every page starts out the same
The momentum of folding leaves pieces of me between each page.
I weave days together, leaving room for passing moments to linger and breathe
The pages are empty but they’re mine to fill

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