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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 am here...sorta

Wow! Life has been CRAZY!

Okay, I know. I say that a lot. But this time it really has been!

I'm tired... *stares dismally into her empty coffee cup*

Here's a little math question for you.

What does 3 graduations + 1 crazy sleepover + 3 days of randomly driving around all over the world* + 1 day getting lost in the mountains equal?

One tired hobbit.

* slight exaggeration may occur.


  1. hehehe, I hope you feel better soon!

  2. It sounds great! We just had a sleepover with SmartyJones, and it was totally awesome.

    I definitely need to come to your blog more often. ;)


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