This week's blog will look at my writing but not the actual words. We'll be looking at the reasons why I write. If I'm being honest, there are too many for me to actually cover. However, if I'm really honest about what keeps me coming back to a blank page (or even one with a few squiggles… Continue reading Why Do I Write?
We all know how important the word "no" is in our vocabulary. It's easy to understand that we have to say no to certain obligations, people, and need to learn how to say it with confidence. Easy to understand, at least. But what about the word "yes"? Yes is a liberating word, or at least, it… Continue reading The Power of Yes
This is the first of I'm sure a million posts titled "What Am I?" because it's something I'm constantly thinking about and it's something that's constantly changing. So it's fun. And...there are so many ways I can actually express myself this way. But how I choose to phrase my "I Am" poems is a little bit… Continue reading What Am I?
Not everything has to be for profit or gain, does it? Are we Ferengi all of a sudden? We can do things just for fun. But do we? No, not really. In our lives, it's very easy to allow a sense of obligation to domineer our activities. We easily allow our focus to shift from enjoying something… Continue reading Do It For Fun
I am all right...despite what my words might say or hint at.
Meet Avocado. This is my running mascot. He's actually an adorable dog toy my husband got me for Christmas. After moving him around from shelf to shelf, he landed on my running journal and I knew then that he was going to be my Running Avocado. He became my mascot! All right, I get it.… Continue reading Running Journal (And Mascot)
What do I mean when I say, “Don’t worry about it” or “It’s fine”? People say these phrases along with all their various variations all the time. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter. It’s fine, really. Women, rightfully so, have been the butt of many jokes and memes because of this phrase. Too many people say… Continue reading Don’t Worry About It
I'm not a fraud and neither are you. You know how I know? Because you found this article. Unless you've subscribed to me and this blog, and unless you're reading this to support my non-existent income, you're a writer. You desperately searched "Am I a Writer?" to no avail. You scrolled and scrolled and scrolled… Continue reading You Aren’t a Fraud (Maybe You’re a Writer)