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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

What’s Up? (The Sky ... Ha ... Ha)

Hey, everyone. I know it's been a while since you heard from me. I just wanted to write to you and explain why I've been so absent.

So, this year, my chronic pain has not been kind. There have been lots of ups and downs. I started a new headache medicine, but with that, there have been some side effects and adjustments. I've also been shifting some other medicine around, and because of that, my pain has worsened. My headaches have been lessened, but I've had a ton of overall body aches and I've just been feeling like crap, to put it oh-so-eloquently. Because of this, I've been mostly focusing on getting through each day and only doing what I absolutely have to.

This has all been in January and February (though probably all through the last few months of 2016 as well). So then, starting in March, I got a cold that lasted for a while, then went away for two days before I promptly got sick again. (Haha, that was nice.) That cold lasted for like, three weeks until my mom finally handed me a Claritin and said, "Here! Try this." So, I did. And it kind of helped, but I'm still dealing with some sickness, and I'm still dealing with the pain.

But, I missed blogging! So here I am. I'll be putting up at least one post in the next week or two, hopefully. I'll try to get back into the swing of things. Stay tuned. And keep your head up, lovelies. It's all going to be all right. ♥

How's life for you?

When I dressed up and took this photo and actually felt alive for the first time in weeks; I also did my best impression(s) of Ronald Weasley.

P. S. Don't hate me for the pun in the title. I kind of hate it a little bit too, but I had to.


  1. I hope you feel better soon! We've missed you!

  2. (Excuse me that title pun is the BEST.)

    Aww, I'm sending hugs and good thoughts to you, Sky. <3 I'm sorry things are like this and I really hope the colds give you a break and the medication all settles down soon. You're truly amazing!! *sends hugs*

  3. *tackle hugs* I HAVE MISSED YOU. I am sooooo sorry your health has been so rude to you lately! D: Ugh. That is the worst. I'm praying for you, girl. <3

    (And I'm actually in love with the title. I love puns. XD)

  4. So glad you are feeling better. Who doesn't love a good pun.


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