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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


List of reasons why I like coffee:
1. It tastes so smooth.
2. And sweet.
3. It's awesome.
4. It's amazing.
5. Did I mention it tastes good?
6. It gives you energy.
7. A lot of energy.
8. Too much energy.
9. I have a t-shirt that says "Thank God for coffee."
10. I am wearing said t-shirt right now
11. Coffee is YUMMY!
12. I love coffee.
13. Coffee shops are one of my favorite places.
14. I love to pour it into the cup.
15. It smells good.
16. It tastes good!
17. Coffee is delicious.
18. Yep. Coffee = amazingness.


  1. "6. It gives you energy. 7. A lot of energy. 8. Too much energy."

    Really? It does? ;-) Kidding. I'm a monster every morning until I've had my daily cup of coffee or tea. <3 Coffee it truly zee bestest.



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