distraction is part of the process. (right?)

I have a huge problem with writing. It’s a huge distraction from the rest of my life. The best writers were introverts, right? Burrowing away like hermits in horrible climates (extreme heat or cold are the best environments) and painstakingly digging away at their craft. The castoff papers piling up around them, the ashtray filling … More distraction is part of the process. (right?)

those nonnegotiable parts of yourself – vision boarding

Six months ago, my husband was out of the country for a wedding and on a Saturday afternoon I invited a group of ladyfriends over to do some vision boarding. The email started with a disclaimer – “I know this may not be your thing, but hear me out…” and I was surprised when nearly … More those nonnegotiable parts of yourself – vision boarding

light expectations

Christmas Eve, 2015. I’m writing on our balcony, drinking some coffee and eating pomegranate seeds waiting for my family to wake up. They flew in last night after nearly 24 hours of travel with a layover in Amsterdam. We had some late-night delivery Lebanese and talked about our itinerary for the week, jobs, neighbors back … More light expectations

I surely could have bagged a more interesting set of problems

Between training for a marathon, working, planning a wedding, and being social, I’ve been finding it harder and harder to write. True writers will remark that all of this “busy-ness” is really a wonderful distraction to writing, which is probably true, but I also find that the busier I am, the happier I am, and the … More I surely could have bagged a more interesting set of problems