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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: June Edition

Happy June, writerlings! We're back again with another Beautiful People. Instead of a themed version, we're going to just do a random batch of questions. I hope you enjoy them! 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 to the questions!

  1. What’s their favorite place they’ve ever visited?
  2. What’s one mistake they made that they learned from?
  3. What was their favorite subject in school? Or favorite thing to learn about?
  4. What’s their favorite flower/growing thing?
  5. Have they ever made someone cry? What happened?
  6. Would you consider them a reliable or unreliable narrator?
  7. What do they dream about at night?
  8. They’ve gone out for a “special meal.” What would they eat?
  9. Do they have any distinguishing or unique talents?
  10. What’s at least one thing they want to do before they die?

How's it going, everyone? What are you writing right now? What character are you hopelessly in love with (either your own or someone else's)? What are you most excited for this summer (or whichever season it is for you)?


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