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 — […]

Read More Board Game Inspiration

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 […]

Read More Hands, Unedited

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 […]

Read More Maintain or Create

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 […]

Read More The Goldilocks Rule

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 — […]

Read More New Rhythms

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 […]

Read More A new chapter

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 […]

Read More Dead Reckoning

Life Block

We’ve all heard of Writer’s Block. Some will tell you it is very real and can be crippling. Others will tell you it’s all in your head. Both of these are probably true. Whether it’s real or all in my head, I think I’ve been struggling for a while with not just Writer’s Block, but […]

Read More Life Block

A New Story

There is nothing quite like the feeling of a clean blank page brought on by a new year. Make it a new decade, even better. This time at the turning of the year is meant to be a time for reflecting, but I am honestly weary of reflecting on the past. I’m thankful that I […]

Read More A New Story