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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

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  1. Ello! :D Having read your blog for a while, I've picked up that you like The Lord of the Rings. (But, then, how could you not?) Anyway, I thought you might like the latest post on my blog; it's a parody song that covers the entire LOTR trilogy.
    I'd love to have you check it out. :D

    1. BAHAHA. Just left a comment. I loved it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award :)

  3. I love your blog name!! Lovely Narnia ref... I just started a Bookish-blog! Check it out?

  4. Hello!
    I'm Riddhi and I read some of your posts. Needless to say, they are great.
    I have a blog of my own. Here:

    Please visit sometime.
    I would also like to ask if you allow guest posting. Pretty please with sugar on top?
    I have material ready and waiting.

  5. What are some good funny parodies or funny songs on youtube ?

    Next Step Parody - Kerser

  6. Hey, Sky, I really REALLY want to follow your blog but I don't like following via Bloglovin'. Is there any way to follow just by email? Thanks ^^

    1. Hi Lisa! Yep, on the sidebar just under the "Bloglovin'" widget, there's a "Follow by Email" widget. :) I hope that helps! Let me know if it doesn't.

    2. Oh, I see it now! THANK YOU SO MUCH.


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