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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

the 29th

i feel like i should put something down to mark this day in history. the 29th. the first leap year that i remember, and the last leap year for four more years. for once, this year has 366 days instead of 365.

but you probably knew all this. so i just wanted to write my thoughts down for this day...

except i have no idea what i'm thinking. at all. i'm too tangled up in my thoughts. help! ;)

so, i will leave you with the hope of more coherent blog posts in the future. just take this post as evidence that i experienced february 29th and lived to tell about it! :)


  1. Haha! I'm the same way right now! =D Too tangled in thoughts. ♥

    Woohoo!! Leap year! ;)

  2. Yay for leap years! Even if it does put one more day between us and The Hobbit and The HUnger Games movies, haha!


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