I went into 2017 thinking I would revive this ol’ blog with deep thoughts and regular posts, but I ended up posting less than I ever have. (I’ve been blogging since 1999, you guys)
It was a weird year for my writing. I felt really self conscious about it and at the same time determined to write something I could submit for publication. It’s not surprising that this mindset shut me down creatively and I barely wrote at all. I filled notebooks and journals, but I had a hard time finishing anything.
I’ve finally swung back around to the reasons I write in the first place, and it feels really good to be grounded again. I write to remember, to pay attention, to thank God.
(also because I want to and have to and need to.)
Anyway, I’m back in this humble little space (hi mom!) resolved to keep at it, whatever that looks like.
It seems important to document what’s on my mind at the beginning of 2018. This is the kind of thing that will be interesting to look back on someday, right?
The Sentimentality Trap by Benjamin Myers (I keep coming back to this one.)
Father, Let Your Kingdom Come (featuring Urban Doxology, Liz Vice, and Latifah Alattas)
book (currently reading)
The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative by Vivian Gornick
Letter to Alice by Jane Kenyon
I would love to know what you’re into as well.