Muse

Flights of fanciful writings touch down in the form of short stories, character descriptions, and whimsical thoughts.

 

28 and Counting: Musings from the Birthday Girl

June 2017 Inspiration

One of the things I love considering is how my life off-roaded and didn’t follow the plan I’d dreamed up as a little girl (white picket fence included). My perspective on that fact has differed from a feeling of failure to one of adventurous thanksgiving. It’s all in how you look at it. A good way to celebrate my 28th year is by sharing a few things I’m so proud of accomplishing. And maybe a few extra thoughts in between. But...
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Grace of Limits or the Gift of Being Limited

1 Day, 24 Hours, 1440 Minutes, 86400 Seconds. Have you ever stared at your planner or schedule and didn’t know how it was all going to get done? I can’t be the only one. You get to the end of a day, and you fall into bed, exhausted but berating yourself for not finishing your impossible list. Today would’ve been perfect if you could have checked everything off your list. But you didn’t, so it wasn’t. Our to-do lists can...
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Aerial Silks’ Lessons on Living: Holding On and Letting Go

Knowing when to hold on and when to let go is a long standing challenge in (my) life. In some situations, if you hold on for a little bit longer, things will get better. In others, letting go is the best release. Of course, situation by situation dictates how the outcome will either be easier or not. You just can’t know. There’s not one easy rule. Always let go, and life will be easy. Always hold on and your dream...
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The Challenge of #LittleFiction

The Challenge of #LittleFiction

At the beginning of June, an Instagram challenge hosted by @jennybravobooks floated into my view thanks to @meghangorecki. The challenge was to write a #LittleFiction every day of the month. When I bopped into the challenge, I already knew I wouldn’t be able to do every day. But, flash fiction has always deeply intimidated. Writing short anything has never been my gift. I am wordy. I just am. And I accept it. But, trying out #LittleFiction was pretty fun for...
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One Instant Doesn’t Define You

One Instant Doesn't Define You

Like most, I try to shake mistakes off and move on. I like to offer other human beings the benefit of the doubt: maybe that guy who just cut me off has a in-labor wife, maybe that snippy comment stemmed from a sleepless night, maybe my friend is too busy to text me back. Some days, I pick up litter and keep up with the news with TheSkimm. But sometimes, I don’t even realize that my thinking has gotten a little whacked...
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