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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

My Top Picks

These are my top picks in the order of which I like them the most:

Top 10 Girl Names
1. Hannah
2. Elizabeth
3. Abigail
4. Rose
5. Emily
6. Tiffany
7. Jessica
8. Faith
9. Kathleen
10. Lilly

Top 9 Boy Names
1. Ryan
2. Matthew
3. Wiilliam
4. Michael
5. Ethan
6. Joseph
7. Peter
8. Zachary
9. Ben

Top 8 Favorite Colors
1. purple
2. turquoise
3. lime green
4. pink
5. blue
6. red
7. yellow
8. black

Top 7 Favorite Things to do
1. read
2. write on my blog
3. play outside
4. play video games
5. watch movies
6. do crafts
7. draw

Top 6 Favorite Animals
1. tigers
2. horses
3. cats
4. hamsters
5. dogs
6. eagles

Top 5 bloggers (that I knew when I wrote this, no offense to anyone)
1. narniagirl2006
Kylie's Klubhouse
2. Steve Walden
Walden's Wits
3. Gena Suarez
TOS publisher
4. CrazyAboutMonkeys
Crazy About Tinkerbell
5. LaLa
LaLa's Pink Palace

Top 4 friends (not on the web)
1. Amanda
2. Hannah
3. Abbie
4. Isabelle

Top 3 movies
1. Narnia (duh!)
2. Princess Bride
3. Incredibles

Top 2 Favorite Foods
1. ice cream
2. kielbasa pasta

Number 1 Person
1. Jesus!

Wow! that was long! soon I'll tell you some books I think you should read.
Oh, have you voted? 12 more days! (if you already have, please don't vote again.
BBFN (Bye-bye for now)! Kylie

on October 19th, 2006
Dear Narniagirl, my favorite Character in Narnia is Mr. Beaver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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