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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

Ireland & Russian Spies

This set pretty sums up my life for the past couple of days. It was made by my dear friend Tessa.

(She makes brilliant Polyvore sets. She has also just become aware of the awesomeness of Ireland and Celtic Thunder.)

Welcome to my world. I'll see you in Ireland. ;)

On a side note, I'm hoping to emerge from my blogging break pretty soon. Until then, happy 2012!


  1. Ireland? YES PLEASE 8D That's a really cool set! I looove the necklace.

  2. Celtic Thunder = Pure Amazingness. My sister and I watched their little Christmas concert-thingy on PBS this Christmas Eve... It was lovely. ^.^

    Happy, happy 2012!

  3. i'm currently in love with ireland. have you ever seen the movie "once"? it had the most beautiful music. a character in my book is actually irish, so hey, maybe a trip to ireland would help me understand her better. ;)


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