Finish Strong and Carry On

The end is where we start from. -T.S. Eliot I’ve been out and about reading my fellow Nano Poblano team’s last posts of the month, and for many of us the sentiment is the same: we made it through a month of daily writing to build the writing habit, stretch the writing muscles, in order […]

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Getting To The Page

It’s the second to last day of Nano Poblano, the month-long post-a-day writing challenge, and I’m still here. In this penultimate post, I find myself reflecting on how the month has gone. I don’t feel that any of my posts this month have been particularly revolutionary. Most of them have been written in an hour […]

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Board Game Inspiration

This is the third Friday in a row I’ve had the opportunity to play board games with a group, different groups each time, and I am loving it! To think, over the last couple of years around this time of year, getting together with groups of people indoors — especially different groups of people — […]

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Hands, Unedited

Today I had the opportunity to attend a writing circle. This is one of the things I wrote, and resisted the urge to edit, in response to the prompt “hands.” Hands. Handstands. I can’t do a handstand but sometimes I try anyway. It helps if there’s alcohol involved. In a hostel room in New Zealand […]

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Maintain or Create

Today I hit up the East Van Culture Crawl. Each November all throughout Vancouver’s eastside, hundreds of artists and studios open their doors to the public to explore everything from medieval leathercraft to glassblowing to moss art. It is spectacular. I’m always so inspired by other people’s art and creativity. More so than their art […]

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The Goldilocks Rule

How do you stay motivated to stick with something? I’m on day 10 of writing every day for the month of November. I’m still here, still standing, still writing, but I must confess… it is a battle to get to the page — or the keyboard, rather — every single day. In the book Atomic […]

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New Rhythms

With the start of a new chapter, my hope is to establish some new rhythms. New rhythms of daily life. Rhythms that move me away from burnout and toward balance. Rhythms that facilitate making the most of my time and prioritize creating/writing, not only for my job, but also — first and foremost, actually — […]

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A new chapter

I am beyond excited to be able to write this title. I have been in a state of perpetual transition, waiting, “in-between-ness” and “stuck-ness” for what feels like forever, as you’ll know if you’ve followed this blog for awhile, had a conversation with me in the last 3 years, or even if you just glance […]

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Dead Reckoning

“So how’s the writing going?” An innocent question asked out of genuine care and interest pierces my heart. As any writer probably knows, any writer who hasn’t been writing, because… because. This simple question shines an unwelcome light into the darkest recesses of my cringing soul, through the secret back entrance that was foolishly left […]

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