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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

Alternate "Grandma" names

Hey I just have to ask a question: One of my distant relatives is going to be a grandmother for the first time. She doesn't want to be called Grandma, and they asked us to think of names for the grand baby to call her. Here are the names we already suggested:
Nana
Aunt Betsy

Have any ideas? Post a comment.
b4n,
Kylie

Comments:

Jillian
on October 19th, 2006
Nanny or Nanna?

Sami
on October 15th, 2006
I call my granma nana but down here most people call them memaw.

krisjacob
on October 14th, 2006
My grandMum's are Grammie and Gramma. Not much help is there? She'll get use to what ever it is. My sis is the same way. And you have untill the babe can talk to decide!

tigerbee
on October 14th, 2006
I don`t pretend to know but how about “grandma”in another language ?

Kathleen
on October 14th, 2006
Nanny

Granny

Grammy

Grams

Omi

Oma

Mimi

Mima

Honey

Bubby

Bubelah

there are so many names, good luck helping her pick one!

Kathleen

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