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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: Couples Edition

Hello writerlings! Happy Valentine's Day! In honor of this holiday, we've whipped up a special edition of Beautiful People for you all that's focused on couples! Pick an OTP (one true pairing) from your WIP (work in progress) and you'll be good to go!

But first...

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:

And now for the questions!
  1. How and why did they meet?
  2. What were their first impressions of each other?
  3. How would they prove their love for each other?
  4. What would be an ideal date?
  5. Is there something they emphatically disagree on?
  6. List 5 “food quirks” they know about each other. (Ex: how they take their coffee, if they’re allergic to something, etc….and feel free to mention other non-food quirks!)
  7. What’s one thing they know about each other that no one else does?
  8. What’s one thing that they keep a secret from each other?
  9. How would their lives be different without each other?
  10. Where do they each see this relationship going?

So how's your 2017 going? How's your February? Your Valentine's Day? How are you in general? How is your heart (at risk of sounding totally cheesy)? Tell me all. ♥


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