blogging / discipline / growth / self-confidence / Uncategorized / voice / writer problems / writing

why i (struggle to) write

As a little girl coming up in a household where it was understood that “what happens in this house, stays in this house” and i was expected to “speak when spoken to,” i learned early on that my voice wasn’t valued. it could even be hazardous. (a major goal of childhood is to AVOID the whoopings, … Continue reading

blogging / growth / self-confidence / Uncategorized / writer problems / writing

the lost (​and found) file

the following is an abandoned post that i discovered last month saved as a “draft.” it’s been chilling all by its lonesome for two years i neglected this blog. i don’t know if i was finished or where i might have been going with this but it’s an interesting (to say the least) snapshot of who i … Continue reading

blogging / inspiration / self-confidence / writing

i got something to say, damn it!

yesterday, on Halloween night, something scary happened. for the first time since i started blogging, i panicked. i had nothing to write about. nothing. i could have rambled on about the terrible commute i had both to and from work in the aftermath of Sandy (which was a minor inconvenience compared to what so many others went through, and are currently … Continue reading