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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

I've Been Busy...Again!

Man, have we been busy! My grandparents are here right now, and we are going to go shoe shopping with my grandma. Yesterday we went to Goodwill, and this morning some friends of ours dropped off a desk they can’t use anymore. Talk about busy!
I’d like to apologize that I haven’t been writing anything fun lately, like my bicycle article. I’ve just gotten a total brainwash and I’m having trouble thinking of ideas.
I might consider only writing once a week, mainly on weekends, because on school days it’s hard for me to squeeze time in to write. That was my initial thought, but when I first got my blog, I couldn’t stay away.
Oh, and it might vary when I’m able to write, because some days are busier than others.
Later,
Kylie

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