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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

Get to know me a little better!

Originally posted on my HSB blog, January 11, 2008

5 Random Things About Myself:

1. I like the color lavender.

2. I just watched National Treasure on New Year's Eve, and REALLY enjoyed it!

3. My grandma is teaching me how to sew.

4. I want to learn to play the guitar.

5. I am currently reading the Chronicles of Narnia for the bajillionth time!

5 Weird Things About Myself:

1. I am double jointed--on both pinkies!

2. I can wiggle my eyebrows.

3. I don't have a favorite animal, but I really like cats.

4. I really like squash, especially with brown sugar on it--YUM!

5. I like creamy tomato soup, but I don't like chili.

5 Things On My Desk:

1. Computer monitor, mouse, keyboard.

2. Glasses of water.

3. 3x5 cards.

4. C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies

5. A calculator

5 Of Your Best Friends:

1. Jesus Christ.

2. My family.

3. My cousin.

4. N/A

5. N/A

5 Things You Love To Do:

1. Read

2. Write

3. Blog

4. Crochet

5. Make templates

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8 Things I'm passionate about:
  1. Jesus Christ
  2. Narnia
  3. My family
  4. Reading
  5. Blogging
  6. Writing
  7. HTML
  8. Crafty-type things, such as crocheting
8 Things I Want to do Before I Die:
  1. Learn more and become closer to God
  2. Learn to be a servant and have a better attitude
  3. Get married and hopefully have kids
  4. Write at least one book and hopefully publish it
  5. Visit another country (maybe England or Israel)
  6. Trust God
  7. Follow God's plan
  8. Ditto!
8 Things I Say Often:
  1. "Do I have to take a shower?"
  2. "Just a second..."
  3. "Mom, can I do the computer?"
  4. "I love you."
  5. "Lord, help me..."
  6. "I need help..."
  7. "I got a comment from so-and-so."
  8. "So-and-so replied to my e-mail..."
8 Books I've Read Recently
  1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  2. Prince Caspian
  3. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  4. The Silver Chair
  5. Books on C.S. Lewis
8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over:
  1. The Narnia Soundtrack
  2. Lots of songs by Danny Oertli
  3. Any sort of Celtic music
8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friend(s):
  1. Her love for God
  2. Her loyalty as a friend
  3. Her good attitude
  4. How she and her family act
  5. Our love for reading/writing
  6. That she's so fun to be around
  7. Her acceptance of me no matter what
8 Things I've Learned This Past Year
  1. Lots of things in school
  2. That I enjoy home EC
  3. Several Bible passages, such as Ephesians 6 and Psalm 91
  4. That God does things in his own timing, not ours, and that He has a plan and purpose for our life
  5. More HTML
  6. To be myself
  7. To give myself grace
  8. That time is precious


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