Beginner’s Mind

I have been participating in Danielle Laporte’s ’30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius’ Challenge, which outlines thirty unique questions, one each day, to help you focus in on what matters most to you in your life. Check it out if you have a chance: I think Danielle Laporte really …

This Little Light of Mine

I wrote a poem yesterday that I really loved. I shared it with a group of fellow writers, and they loved it, too. Afterwards, I became shy and awkward about it and couldn’t write anything I liked for the rest of the day. What is this all about? My dream …

Flailing with Flair

Today, I was brave in my writing. I have been floundering a bit with my novel, to be honest. I feel a little stuck, and I hate feeling stuck. More than feeling stuck, though, I hate sitting down to write and not even knowing where to start. But today, I …

My Tool Box

My schedule during these few months of writing is pretty unstructured, and this is both a blessing and a curse. On Monday, I found myself feeling tired and icky, and ended up taking not one but two naps during the day. Now, I should be clear: I don’t have anything …

Adventure Time

11:30 a.m. Today is a sunny Saturday: the perfect day to go on an adventure. But where should I go? How does one go about having an adventure? Step one: Make a packing list. Make sure to include a notebook and pencil for noting down ideas or inspirations, but no …

A Love Letter To–and From–Myself

I have been feeling pretty vulnerable recently, so I tried an exercise recommended by SARK, whom I mentioned in my last post as well. SARK recommends writing a love note to ourselves from the wiser part of ourselves, the part she calls the Inner Wise Self. Now, I have to …

Fear and Doubt: The Usual Suspects

Today has been a little bit of a struggle. My inner critic is being more vocal than usual. And the Fear Monster–who looks something like a cross between the Grinch and Smaug, the dragon from The Hobbit–is telling me to abandon my dreams because they are too ambitious. So far …

Oh. Hello again.

So here I am. Again. This morning, I wrote for about an hour, and then I took a break to draw and collage to get my mind loosened up. (I am trying to be open to the fact that I work better in shorter bursts alongside creative activities.) And then, …

I am the kick-ass heroine of my own epic life story.

Today, I held a private dance party in my kitchen. I twirled, and slid along the floor, and raised my arms to the sky. And then I laughed at myself. I have to admit, I felt a little embarrassed; but that is, in part, why it felt important to hold …