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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

The Broadway Syndrome

I really like this song, and the video, but it brings up something that slightly amuses me. If you watch the video, you'll see that TobyMac is walking down a street randomly singing, and nobody seems to care. I love it how that happens. I guess you could call it the Broadway Syndrome.

I know it's staged, but it kind of drives me crazy how many people walk right past Toby and don't even see him. If I was on that music video, I would definitely NOT be standing nonchalantly on the street. I'd be jumping around saying, "Oh my goodness, it's TobyMac!!!"

...But maybe that's just me.


  1. Haha, this made me laugh. :)
    Yeah, sometimes it's really frustrated how staged things are. :P
    I personally don't like Toby Mac all that much. :) I really love some of his songs, but not so much other ones. But I'd still definitely react if i saw him. Not just walk by like nothing's happening. :P

    But Tenth Avenue North... :D I'd scream if I saw them. Like, SO loud. :P


  2. Haha, I'd probably freak out if I saw Tobymac walking down the street. His hat is so cool. :-D *fangirl*
    By the way, hon, that song really encouraged me right when I needed it most. Thank you so much for sharing. <3

    Love you!

  3. ^ haha, i would be too! i looovvveee tobymac. one of my friends got to meet him - i was so envious:)

    blessings always,
    anna :)

    ps - thanks so much for following my blog!:)

  4. Hi!

    Ooo! I like TobyMac also!

    I’m having a photography contest on my blog! It starts today! Here is a link to that certain post, if you are interested in entering! If you have any photographer friends that you think might be interesting, could you please pass this on? I want to get as many people entering as possible :D

    (The Link)

    God bless you!


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