The day I realized I was a writer the responsibility of all of it rose for me. The attraction was instantaneous. The fear of the page was real. Before even getting my first words on the page I didn't doubt I could do it. I said to myself, "fuck it" and wrote! I taught… Continue reading Day 42: Born to Write! ~ #wewrite
Today was the last Writing from the Womb class. For seven weeks the writers and I have been preparing for this moment, the day each of them would have the audacity and face fear by hitting send and applying to writing competitions and literary journals. These amazing writers HIT SEND! I am filled with such… Continue reading Day 41: Be Daring! ~ #wewrite
Avoiding my writers desk! A writer friend shared with me that she was finding it hard to sit at her desk. I can relate to this so deeply. I can't remember the last time I sat and wrote stories from my desk. I generally write in bed or on the train, on the floor or… Continue reading Day 39: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite
Rape!!! Rape is the only thing I could think about today. It's a subject I have never wanted to write about. Sometimes there are things that are too horrible to relive. There are things we are afraid to write. There are things we choose not to get close to. Things we don't want to… Continue reading Day 38: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite
Writing is fucking hard. There are so many things we want to write about. There are so many subjects that come up. Then there's the internal conflict that rises for us as writers. There are things that make us question the direction we're headed in. But we must continue to write. And so tonight my… Continue reading Day 37: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite
Making time to write! I'm hauling ass to get to work right now. Actually, I'm on a bus that if it went up against a turtle in a race, the turtle would win. When you need to be somewhere fast, delays are guaranteed. You may have the best of intentions. You leave early. You believe… Continue reading Day 36: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite
People have know idea who we really are and what we have been through. Sometimes its hard to remember the good qualities we possess. "You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - I can't remember… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 58: A Kind Act!
My flight leaves soon. I am going home! It has been a long journey. I have said all my goodbyes. I will miss my team terribly. There were so many tears, so much laughter, so many stories, and so many memories I have made that will stay with me always. Now that I am… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 57: Going Home ~ Starting From ZERO!
Its not cute to be poor. Its less attractive to move in the world believing we are poor. There was a time I hated my life. I wanted something else. I wanted something more. I wanted another life! I wanted what someone else had. I was mad about others having the life I felt I… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 56: Poverty is NOT Humility!
Its official I leave in 3 days. Its time to go home. It is time to return to my life. I have been gone long enough. I have done all I came to do. I have provided help where I could. And now it is time! Today I am preparing for my long journey… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 55: When Help Comes! It is TIME!