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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

I took the plunge

Oh, hello there. Do you notice anything, say... different about this site?

Chances are, you do. I did a totally new design over the past few days, and I decided to put it up tonight.

So, I took the plunge.



I'm still working out a few kinks, but I couldn't wait before putting it up. Thoughts?


  1. i love it Sky!! very nice :)

    I miss you tons!! hopefully we can catch each other one of these days :)

    love you!♥

  2. it's lovely!!!! That header is very classy and nice. ;)

    miss you!



    I love the purple and the picture for the header and it's calm but not too plain. I love it!!!!

  4. Ooh, i love that quote at the top of your blog. very cool.

  5. It looks lovely, Sky! =D I especially love the header photo--it really brings to mind the meaning of your blog's title. =)

  6. Ok, so I loved your last template...a lot. But this...this is awesome. <3 Just sayin'.

  7. Oo! So pretty! I love the new header and look :D very cool.



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