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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

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

I am the kind of girl who loves quotes. I even have a whole page dedicated to them on my blog. So you can imagine that it was super hard to figure out which one to feature in this post. But after I thought about it, there was one quote that has really inspired me and reminded me about the one gift I have that I treasure above anything else: Grace.
“Each time you fall He’ll pick you up. He knows your own efforts are never going to bring you anywhere near perfection.” – C.S. Lewis


  1. that's so cute! :) I love that post. But then again... C.S. Lewis IS a genius. so... psh, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. :)


  2. Wow, I hadn't heard that CS Lewis quote before! Thanks for giving me a new favorite ;)

    ~Lauren :)

  3. I love quotes too. :) This is such a great one! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I ♥ quotes, especially by C.S Lewis. Such a beautiful and inspiring quote, Skylee!


  5. I love quotes too! this is another to add to my list of favorites :]

    much love,

  6. Thank you so much for you feedback on my poetry! I really appreciate the praise. It made my day. After reading part of your blog, I pretty much knew I could ask you to read my comments that way and that you really would. :)

    I'm referring to the home link at the bottom of this page. When I click on it, it takes me here:

    That quote about handling words is actually an original. Glad you like it! I had fun coming up with it.

    And thanks for loving my blog. I'm convinced I'll have to keep up with yours too. It'd be impossible for me to stay away! Love your style.


  7. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments on BTW. Being a Narnia fanatic, I love your title here:)



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