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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

Because You Asked... {and Day 20}

Introducing My Guitar {Day 19: A Talent}

I'm Alive Again {Day 18}

Aslan {Day 17: An Art Piece}

Say Goodbye & Dental Care {Day 16}

Another Hero (or Heroine...?)

My Heroes {Day 15: People I Admire}

Disneyland {Day 14: A Vacation I'd Like to Take}

My Guilty Pleasure(s) - {Day 13}

{Day 12: A Wedding Song}

Rainy Day {Day 11: A Recent Photo}

Conglomeration {Day 10: A 10-year-old Photo}

Green, Green, & Green {Day 9: A Photo I Took}

I'll be out of my mind... how about now? {Day 8: A Thank You Letter...Or Two}

Me in a Nutshell {Day 7: Five Things I Can't Live Without}

Last Summer {Day 6: A Moment You Wish You Could Relive}

In Christ Alone

He'll Pick You Up {Day 5: A Favorite Quote}

"We Are Robin Hood!" {Day 4: A Favorite Show}

Deeper Magic {Day 3: A Favorite Book}

"Edward. Don't lick Max." {Day 2: A Favorite Movie}

Better Late Than Never {Day 1: A Favorite Song}

The Writing Journey

Bikes, Fear, and Closets