Words That Shape Me: Feel Your Way Through

April 3, 2022

Welcome to the Words That Shape Me series! In this series I’ll be posting my thoughts and what I’ve learned about each book. The books I review will be ones that have had a huge impact on my life and books that I believe can change your life as well.

I’ve been a fan of Kelsea Ballerini since the song Dibs first started playing on the radio. When I heard that she was releasing a poetry book, I was super excited. Even though I don’t read poetry books, at least I haven’t in a while, I knew I was going to love this book. As she released little previews in the form of sharing the cover and a few of the poems I became more and more excited.

Feel Your Way Through ended up being one of my favorite Christmas gifts. I got a Feel Your Way Through signed copy. The book is beautiful just for starters, but as you dig into the pages you’ll discover that Kelsea’s talent for writing extends past songwriting. In this book you’ll get a peek inside Kelsea’s thoughts about growing up, getting into the spotlight, navigating both her relationship with herself and relationships with others and more are beautifully told among the pages of Feel Your Way Through. 

My Favorite Poems from Feel Your Way Through

Here are some of the poems that impacted me from Kelsea Ballerini’s book Feel Your Way Through. Each one for a different reason.

Becoming Butterflies

This is all about the process of growing. It can be uncomfortable, but beautiful.


Dandelion is a super short poem, only four lines, but it has such a strong message. 

You Are The Sun

This is such a happy poem. I relate a lot to this one.


Rise is a poem all about overcoming and starting again. It’s very powerful and motivational.

Uncomfortably Alone

Being alone is something that I’m used to, but it still isn’t easier. This poem inspired me to think of being alone in a different light.

A Rose

This is one of my favorites because of the imagery I can see in the writing, roses are also my favorite flowers so I may be a little biased here. 


The Unexpected Gift From Feel Your Way Through

Reading this poetry book inspired me to do something I never thought I’d do again. I started writing poetry myself again. It’s been so great for my soul to get back into a format of writing that started it all. It truly is something I didn’t know I needed. 

When I was around the age of eight I started writing poems, going into my preteen/teen years songwriting captured my attention. I thought I was going to be the next Kelly Clarkson, I was very mistaken about that haha. It wasn’t until the end of college that I discovered blogging. Starting to write poetry again has truly been a full circle experience. I don’t think it would have happened if I hadn’t read Feel Your Way Through. Who knows, maybe I’ll write a poetry book of my own someday?

Do you read poetry? Let me know in the comments.

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