My writing journey has changed a TON since having a kid. My son is 6 months old now and I have gotten back to writing, though not exactly in the way I was before.
“Get To” Vs. “Have To”
Once I quit thinking of it as “I have to get up and lose so much sleep”, things were much more bearable.
My Ruby Ribbon Story
I’d thought bras were just a necessary evil, but I discovered I was wrong thanks Ruby Ribbon!
On Being “Mom”
Being “Mom” is absolutely magical.
Writing as a Mom
I have been writing since high school, improving gradually as time went on. I have had to adapt several times as my circumstances changed. Now, I'm on the brink of an especially big change: motherhood.
Are we really being grateful? I feel like that's a question many of us ask ourselves. “I should be grateful for what I have,” I tell myself. “My life is good. So what if I don’t have everything I want?” “Don’t some people have it worse?” Isn’t that the most common way we make ourselves feel bad for our desires? Of course some people have it worse, but that's not really the point.
Almost There …
Remember that song from Disney's The Princess and the Frog? Tiana's song "Almost There"? I sure do. I've sung it pretty much every day for the last two years. This song has been my constant companion, lifting me up when I felt overwhelmed. I had a whole playlist specifically for that, but often ended up …