I will be honest, I am ending 2020 in such a place of joy. This year was a heck of a ride, just as I am sure it has been for everyone else. I am concluding this year so different than this time last year, let alone even the beginning of this year. God has…Read more Habits I’m taking into 2021 —
Day 14: Think of a person and describe his or her personality through writing about a cup they often drink from (real or imagined). A white gloved hand reached into the cupboard, retrieving her cup. A clean, white rag, wiped down the inside and the outside, and placed it, upside down, on the waiting silver…Read more Writing Prompt 14: Personality through a cup
HB and I have had a wild first year of marriage, let me tell you what. To top off this year, I spent the day after our anniversary in the ER and had surgery the following morning. (I knew the surgery was coming, but I guess my body scheduled it before I could.) Our wedding…Read more My tips and tricks for traveling
I recently found a book on my shelf titled "3000 Questions About Me". I remember buying it, as I like books geared towards getting to know people. But, then it just sat, unused on my shelf for a while. I thought this could be a fun time-capsule like journey. There isn't much space in the…Read more Personal Exploration (pt 1)
*Before this post, I want to create some space to share some resources that I have been using to learn more about the current social and cultural conversation. And, I want to be mindful of continuing to create space for the voices that may need more space to be louder, and be heard. I found…Read more a self-reflection.
I have struggled To piece my words together, To string the broken parts Of my conscious Into a coherent thought. I don't know what to say, and I don't have the words to say what I don't know how to say. But no matter The words I do try The ways I do phrase The…Read more In my whiteness.
Day 13: Writers from Stephen King to William Faulkner have stressed the connection between being a good reader and being a good writer. Spend a few moments writing about a book that inspires you. Because I could easily write 50 pages about books that inspire me, I’m going to set a timer and stick to…Read more Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me
In January, I shared a bit of what was going on in my life. At the time of writing, I was not sure when the resolution, or healing, would come; the foreseeable future felt dark and uncertain. Concluding that post, I indicated that writing out my heart was forming a sort of closure for me,…Read more Seeds to Sequoia // Seasons (II)
Day 12: A first lady is sometimes referred to as éminence grise when she uses her position to affect policy without an official title. Create an éminence grise who could powerfully, but quietly, shift the plotline of a novel. How was the mtg? The text buzzed across his screen as he finished gathering up his…Read more Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character
Day 11: How would your friends describe you to a stranger? Truthfully I hate questions like this, because how can I begin to understand how my friends and close family perceive me? Is how I see myself how everyone else does? She is very eclectic, and perhaps hard to place into a box. …Read more Writing Prompt 11: Described to a Stranger