Tag: Meaning of Life Stuff

Like Breath

Like Breath

Writers talk a lot about how they write. It’s a question people (including other writers) ask a lot. We also talk about why we write. What got us interested or involved in writing. The question people don’t ask, is what happens to a writer when they stop writing? It’s strange that the topic isn’t addressed …

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Crisis Mode

Crisis Mode

There are so many memes on the internet these days, I barely pay attention anymore. While scrolling through my Facebook news feed a few days ago, one did manage to catch my eye. It was one of those simple black and white images with a quote proclaiming some people think they could survive the zombie …

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Call Me a Dreamer

Call Me a Dreamer

There are two ways to find happiness. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking lately (a dangerous past time, I know). Despite a deep desire for stability, my husband and I constantly find ourselves uprooted, buffeted by the winds of change to places we never imagined we’d go. And, to a certain extent, we embrace …

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The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

There’s a saying that life is what happens while you’re making other plans. This aligns perfectly with my experience. Every time my husband and I plan how we want our lives to go, the universe tramples it gleefully into dust. Back in high school, it all seemed so easy. I felt sure I’d graduate, write …

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Words that Stay

Words that Stay

Words have always been an important part of my life. First as a reader, then as a writer. There are many different forms of expression, but for me, words have always held the most power. Putting the right combination of words in the right order has the potential to touch someone, to make them laugh …

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Go to the Band Room

Go to the Band Room

I still remember the most uplifting, empowering experience I’ve ever had. Back in high school, I was a member of the band. In the town where I grew up, you didn’t have to audition. Everyone who wanted to, everyone who could play an instrument, was allowed to be in the band. Some might say that’s …

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Who Are You Writing For?

Who Are You Writing For?

I haven’t written about writing in awhile. Not because I don’t have anything to say, because I worry talking too much about it will annoy people. But I’ve noticed a lot of talk about this topic recently, and I feel I can speak from personal experience. I follow Neil Gaiman on Tumblr. People tend to …

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Be Who You Are

Be Who You Are

Sometimes while browsing the Internets, I come upon posts that make me sigh or roll my eyes, usually where people have over-examined a concept, movie or kid’s show to the point where I can’t take their conclusion seriously. And I preface this post in such a way because I fear I may be treading that …

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Life-Shaping Experiences

Life-Shaping Experiences

I’m relatively young. I’m not sure if I’ll say the same in a few years, when I turn thirty, but at the moment I don’t feel old. I’m probably too young to write blogs including life-changing advice, but I’m going to attempt it anyway. Because I can. And because, though I’m still fairly young, a …

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A Shiny New Year

A Shiny New Year

It’s that time again! The time when we let the old slip away in favor of the new. We put all the negativity of the past year behind us and look forward to the bright new future. This is a fresh start. A new page, just waiting for new scribbles. It’s also time for New …

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