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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

Coincidence? I think not!

If you listen to Owl City's songs Dental Care and Rugs From Me To You, you'll know that he loves puns and other such wordplays. He also is on Twitter. So it was that I came up with a clever pun and tweeted it to him. (I must say that the mustache bit isn't original, but it's still funny.) I got off shortly after and honestly didn't think anything would come of it.

(@vivid_writer is my public account I use to reply to people who aren't following me.
I'd use @lovehascome, but my tweets are locked down and I like it that way.)

However, something did come of it.

I got on after my mom and I finished watching Dr. Quinn and absentmindedly checked my Twitter, only to see a tweet from Owl City. He didn't reply to me, but he tweeted this to EVERYONE. 

Somewhere along the line, he must have read my tweet.

I refuse to believe that this is coincidental. 

Thank you, Owl City. You made my day.


  1. Ha! I laughed at that tweet this morning and thought it was rather clever! That must've made you smile like the lyrical deer in the headlights. ;)


  2. That's so not fai. I officially want a twitter. I may just ask for one. ;)


  3. How EPIC! Congrats! You must have been ecstatic. ;D

  4. Sky! You have been awarded:

    PS the comment moderation that I have to type is "thing." They're running out of made up words.

  5. Ha! That's classic. X) I am also a fan of cheesy puns... so, when I saw that you RT'd that, I got a nice chuckle. Makes it even better to know it was (, DEFINITELY) inspired by you! ;) Good plan, not accepting this as coincidence. heehee.


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