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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

introducing my blog, in a nutshell

i have a sinus infection, hence the reason i'm typing in lowercase. it seems like a good excuse. :P

Elisabeth @ Something Solid Out of Air (an amazing name for an amazing blog :) did a Wordle for her blog, so i decided to do one for mine as well. i wonder, what do you think i post about a lot? ;)


also, i made a Facebook page for my blog. this was due in part to the fact that i wanted one central place to post my blog updates. still, i'm not a huge fan of Facebook... but if YOU are, you can check out the page here.

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  1. Hmm...Writing? Just a wild guess. ;)

    I have a feeling that a Wordle for my blog would produce the same top result. I've done Wordles for a few things before, and printed them and display them as art in my room--one for my novel and one for a literature paper I wrote. :)

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  2. I love how "Writing" is HUGE compared to everything else XD That certainly says a lot!

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  3. Haha that is GREAT! I think I'll have to do one, too...

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  4. I like your lowercase excuse ;) . works for me!

    As to the wordle, that's a pretty neet graphic display! I'm not surprised that writing was so prominent. Also, perhaps sunshine should be on there somewhere!

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