We packed the minivan for our trip. We were going on a family road trip. Something we never did, certainly not in March. Summer is the time for trips, not spring. If I had known how to spot a red flag at the age of nine, or what a red flag was, that would have… Continue reading No Child Left Behind, Only Rabbits
...you might as well read them. I shipped* boxes of books I haven't read in years and notebooks I haven't written in since high school across the country because I wasn't ready to throw them away. I don't do anything with them. I'm too nervous to read some of them (the notebooks, not the books).… Continue reading They’ve traveled this far…
My Writing Challenge took a bit of a detour and I got lost in the rows and rows of shelves and shelves of books and books at the public library. I got overwhelmed, per usual. I got discouraged, per usual. I want to write, but why? There's nothing new under the sun. There's so much… Continue reading Books – because reading is the new writing.
It's pretty clear I didn't live up to the challenge. This place has been a ghost town for over a month now. I could pretend I've been writing in my planner/journal, but honestly, the only things I've written in there are times for appointments I didn't end up going to and the word OFF on… Continue reading Writing Challenge: Update – The Library
I found this note in the aptly named Notes app of my phone recently. It's from November 2015, almost exactly 2 years ago, 2 years + 2 weeks, which makes me wonder if my depression/motivation is on an eternal loop or somehow connected to the phases of the moon, alignment of the planets or the… Continue reading Note to Self
I am entering myself into a writing challenge with only myself. I'm going to try to write every day. I'm going to leave the rules pretty loose but I need to write at least a paragraph every day, starting today - October 17, 2017. On days I don't have enough time to write a full… Continue reading Writing Challenge
It's self-indulgent to write about yourself. That's fairly obvious, but what else am I supposed to write about? I don't know a lot about other things and there's Wikipedia to compete with so why bother? For years I've told myself "no one wants to read about you" and "no one cares what you have to… Continue reading Write about what you know
I've probably started 10+ blogs over my almost 33 years of life but none of them have lasted, for numerous reasons, the most common being - I got lazy. I'm telling myself I'm not going to get lazy this time because there's money involved. I'm actively trying to over-ride my ability to talk myself down… Continue reading Let’s get started…