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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

Excuse me while I burst into song...

I woke up with this song in my head this morning, and no matter how many times I hear it, I still love it. FM Static is one of my favorite bands, and this is one of my favorite songs. Ever.

We've fallen apart
Somewhere back at the start
When we thought we could fix each other
{by ourselves}
Let's get back to the part
When things weren't like they are
And we were laughing on the last train home...
{the last train home}

P.S. - I've been feeling the effects of spring allergies. Translation? Ugh. ;) Please pray that I feel better soon, if you think of it! :)


  1. I've had that song in my head all week long!

    Will be praying you feel better!

    ~ Chy

  2. love that song!! Ugh, I know how you are feeling :( Allergies have gotten me and family. Praying you feel better lovely!!


  3. I love that song as well!

    Get better soon- allergies are nasty. Claratin rules, though! :)

    ~ Julia

  4. Ugh, same here with the allergies. They totally stink, I'll pray :)

  5. I am really excited about their new CD. My favorite song is "Black Tattoo". :]

  6. FM Static is pretty good! I found them back in the day! I think I was in High School! Love.


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