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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

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Sorry I haven’t written in a while; we’ve been pretty busy. I just wanted you to know I’m still here, but just really busy. On the day before yesterday, I tried to write, but I didn’t get finished right away. When I tried to copy it to a Microsoft Word so that I could finish it the next day…well, I accidentally deleted it! It seems I can never get a moment to write, since I’m being called right now…I’ll be back later!
Kylie

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