The writing gurus say not to write about the pain when it is fresh. By that they do not mean not to write about it at all, but not to share it just yet when your skin is still hot, when your brain is still hot. Don’t share it when you’re still on fire. I’ve […]
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.