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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

To Change... Or Not To Change

Hi! I'm thinking about changing my blog to something a little more Narnia-ish, maybe a blog with a banner strip across the top with Aslan or something and have a backround of dark red; the color of the lion on Peter's shield. I'm also thinking about changing the
name of my blog to “Further Up and Further In”. What do you think? please post a comment and tell me. Bye, Kylie PS~ I'd also like to thank the people who put me on their friends list, mainly Ashley (CrazyAboutMonkeys) and Lauren (laurenkjoyce) and sagerats. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. i think that's an awesome idea! although i would make sure the background's not too dark because blog design do make impressions and we don't want anyone thinking your blog is dark. of course, that's just me, so you can do whatever you want :))
    -jocee <3


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