If any of these good looking dark green, deep red, light green, thin, fat, lanky, abundant air cleansers, butterfly attracters, and deer candy end up in the heap of compost behind our fence, I’ll have a few really bad days all in a row.
I don’t have enough time for even one.
I guess what I’m saying is that I’m not going to write tonight.
I had to, had to own the effort that’s failing me. The disappointment is major but the ability to see it as it is is pure gold.
Days off are a little horrible. Just a little. I’ll often have a plan: go to coffee shop, edit writing, buy face wash from Trader Joe’s. And then I’ll sit down and the only thing I want to do is watch a movie which I don’t really want to do. What I really want to […]
“Extended Deadline.” These two words usually usher in a gentle breeze on which one can hear angels singing, “Gloria.” Instead, I’m a little frozen, a little scared that I could actually clean up the 1,865 word document that was supposed to be submitted two days ago. It wasn’t submitted because I thought I had until […]
At some point in your research about writing, you’ll read a chapter or an article that highlights effective ways to utilize personal experiences. I’m not sure if it’s possible to never take lessons or other experiences from your life as you explore a topic in a creative fashion. The chapter or article will eventually share […]
Labels can also be freeing. That’s what I’ve experienced over the last couple of months as I’ve attempted to regularly unpack community, one of my core values. It has now become the exploration of life as a third culture kid.
It’s as if short snippets are all I’ve ever known. The daily “I should post that” thought is killing me–figuratively, of course. There was a time when long prose pieces were my thing. I didn’t just want to write; I wrote and I wrote a lot. I wrote poems. I wrote about my day. I wrote a […]
i typically write when i have a clear idea of what i want to say. those moments are loaded with energy, excitement, readiness and there’s almost an urgency–these words must be shared. so when a day like today rolls around, a day without “ah ha” moments to speak of, it’s easy to find more joy […]
i’ve been doing a fair amount of listening lately. i know this because there are these seemingly random thoughts that jump into my consciousness and after a little bit of where did you come from, where did you go i realize that they’ve come from other people. they are the frustrations and joys posted on facebook, […]
during today’s morning walk, my mind happened upon a line, a really good line, a line i wrote down once i got back home so that i can one day complete the story. i often wonder what would happen if i intentionally wrote each morning…