5 October Joys


Self-care. My new Etsy shop where people can buy some of my late husband’s art on a t-shirt, or even one of my little expressions. It feels good to know that Dave’s art is out there again, and that my words have been made tangible. And, who knows– maybe it’ll even help me chip slightly away on the enormous medical debt I’ve accumulated this last year. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGirlBehindTheDino


Love. Listening to Donny read his poetry on his new Spotify album. I love that it exists so I can explain how wonderful his voice is and how powerful his writing. https://open.spotify.com/track/43lmC0b2vIvvpDqBAxcq3e


Heart. A song written by my good friend Micah about my baby sister’s baby daughter– my blind niece. Her first song. I have a feeling many will be written to her over the years. https://open.spotify.com/track/7BBwmpoaFFxS7qX6XZelzu


Progress. This new theme! I really like that it highlights the reading time of each piece. I’m still uncertain about the colors.


Purpose. I’ve started one-on-one meetings with people, for web design, blog help, creative writing tutoring, and manuscript readying. It feels good to be working again, and to remember that I still know how to do things, even if I’m not as fast or capable as I used to be.

I know it has been a difficult time lately, but what are some joys happening in your life?

20 thoughts on “5 October Joys

  1. 1) I finally stopped being sick and am recovering my strength. 2) I am getting to read some amazing books 3) The weather is perfect for my evening walks! 4) I am getting back to writing my blogs, and studying psychology.
    Oh boy, it feels good writing this. Thank you for the opportunity! ๐Ÿฆ‹

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  2. Oooh! What great timing that you ask this question!

    I am one that believes things happen for a reason. Things are connected … there’s that whole ‘circle of life’ thing, but I think it’s more of a thread. We connect to people, things, times, places and those connections keep us both tethered and grounded in different ways. So.

    I finished editing the feature screenplay I wrote and submitted it to a competition for diverse writers; I wrote the word ‘End’ on it on what would have been my dad’s 81st birthday.

    I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and will (finally!) have surgery to remove a lipoma from my left arm that has been troubling me since earlier this year. The surgery is scheduled for what would have been my Christopher’s 66th birthday.

    Yes, there’s that deep grey patina of sadness that neither of them are here, but I think about the things I wouldn’t have had an opportunity to experience if they were. I am sure they are watching across the tether, so that brings me joy.

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  4. I love your list.

    Mine right now.
    1. Having time to create.
    2. Improving my writing this year.
    3. Learning to be more intentional in my relationships.
    4. My Quiet Time in the mornings and evenings.
    5. My hot coffee on cold days.



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