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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

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

I took this picture a while back, but for some reason never posted it. So, since today is the day I'm supposed to post a photo I took, per the instructions of the blog challenge, I decided to post it.

Note the mug of green tea in the left-hand corner. This is something I drink quite often.
Note the Ted Dekker book, Black, in the right-hand corner. That man can write.
Note the notebook. With the green spiral. I loveeee to write. Ironically, I don't think I've ever written anything in that notebook.
Note the green pen. It had to be green in order to fit with the photo.
(I normally use cheap ballpoint pens, or really expensive gel ones. Depends on my mood... or the story.)

I was bored one night, and all these items seemed to be lying there. Ready to use at my disposal. So I did the natural thing:

I took a picture.

Despite what Kermit would lead you to believe,

It's pretty easy being green.

(even though my favorite color is purple.)


  1. Cool! I love green tea to! Yummy

  2. I would totally have to agree. It is not hard at all to be green. In fact, I love being green. ;)


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