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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

Beautiful People: September Edition

Welcome to Beautiful People! We're back with a bunch of random questions to help you understand your characters better. But first, here's the 411 on Beautiful People...

What is Beautiful People?
Beautiful People is a blog meme hosted by myself and the ever-awesome Cait @ Paper Fury. Every month, we post ten questions to help you get to know your characters better. They can be elusive and enigmatic, but we hope every question we post brings you closer to the answers about your wonderful beautiful people (your characters). 

How do I join?
Just jump in! Snag the questions, post them on your blog, and come back to add your link! I also recommend checking out the posts of the other participants. It's a great way to make new friends.

Please also give Cait and I a link back--whether through a regular link, or these shiny blog buttons:

You can also check out our archive and our FAQ.

And now for the questions!

1. They’re in a crisis: who would they really like to see right now? 
2. Are they easy to get along with? 
3. Who was the last person they had a deep conversation with? 
4. They’re in the middle of a huge crowd of people: how do they feel? 
5. Do they believe in luck or miracles? 
6. Do they like and get along with their neighbours? 
7. If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go? 
8. How do they feel about their body? 
9. What is the cruelest thing someone has ever said to them? How did they react? 
0. What’s the kindest thing someone has ever said to them? How did they react?

Now go forth and answer these questions!

How beautiful he is.

How's your writing going?


  1. The Thor gif - cracking up over here. I had a ton of fun doing this month's questions! I mean, I usually have fun doing BP, but these ones somehow brought out some things I hadn't contemplated yet. Which is always awesome, you know.
    I used my secondary protagonist (who's either the villain, or just an anti-hero, depending on how you look at it.)
    Thanks again for doing this with Cait every month!
    - R @ Wordsmithing and Worldbuilding

  2. Is there going to be an October edition?

    1. Yep! It's a little late, but it'll be out on the tenth! It's an introduce-us-to-your-book type thing. :)


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