Writer

Writing is NOT Optional

Here’s the deal. For me, writing is not an option. It has always been there, and it is always tapping me on the shoulder. It wants to be freed. It is always nagging at me like a cranky baby, it wants to be born. I can no longer neglect the intense desire because of excuses or doubts. So here I am, shedding excuses. I am a writer, and I shall write.

Writing Down the Bones

Just start writing they say. Whatever comes out. Let it flow. “Writing down the bones”, as author Natalie Goldberg says. Allowing thoughts to transform that blank page. No holding back. Even correcting and editing should wait until a lull in the flow of words. Just get started…past the hump. Don’t interrupt. Somewhere inside there is something to say. Something profound or relevant to share. But just beginning is the hardest.

As Tony Robbins suggests, I ask myself some better questions: Can I believe that something I’ve been through matters? Could my experience and growth and expansion really help someone else? Could my writing be a source of support, inspiration or enjoyment for even one other person? Hell yeah! So let’s do this baby!

Afraid of Change? This One’s For You

Are you afraid of change? I’m not.  In fact, I give ‘em a cuddle. What would my life be like if things didn’t change? Stale, boring, stagnant. Oh yessss, some of the changes are messy, some annoying (I’m looking at you HOT FLASHES!) and some utterly dreadful. But...

How I Became a Tattoo Artist: My Tattoo School Days to Today

Deciding to become a tattoo artist was no picnic as I had miniscule support from the people around me. I was on track to become an arts administrator, studying at the local university and I was in my late thirties!  Everyone thought I was CRAZY. I worked part time as...

Fake Positivity? Not Here!

I always knew I was different. Something weird about me. I tended to annoy others with my Pollyanna positivity. And currently, choosing to enjoy life and keep my thoughts going in a feel good direction seems to elicit a 'not real' response in some people. They...

Why Life Still Happens: What to Do When Shit Hits the Fan

I had one side of my head shaved...feeling brave. Life still happens! Tell me why! Why? WHY? There is never really a sufficient answer that will satisfy. But when shit hits the fan, at least you can DO something about it. Life wants to grab you by the hair and twirl...

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