I'm captivated by what happens when we write about our lives and share in a close-knit group. We laugh. We tear up. We listen and feel heard. We learn that, gosh, other people feel confused, passionate, lost, uncertain, etc. Through this process, we get to be reminded that we're all human here, and doing our best. I need this reminder as often as possible!
Sometimes, before we write, we may think, "Jeez, what do I have to say?" But after a little while, and a certain prompt, and knowing we're here doing the same brave thing, we find a lot to write. This I find amazing.
A big part of writing is trust. Trust your voice. Trust your need for creative space. Trust that what you say will be worthwhile-- no matter how few or many people are around you to hear it. :)
Thank you for writing with me. You make my life brilliant!
I hold an MFA in Writing (Fiction) from Pacific University, a BA in Studio Art/Photography from Scripps College, and a certificate in creative writing from Phoenix College.