Instead of writing today, I went outside to dig up the area by my fence and plant some flowers. As I was pulling the lavender out of its pot to plant in the ground, I noticed that the roots were holding on to the pot, fighting to leave its cramped little home. It happened with the hyacinth as well, the roots also wrapped hopelessly around itself. It dawned on me that this could be a lesson.
It’s hard to leave the only place you’ve ever called home. It’s scary to be moved away from everything you’ve ever known and placed out in the wide open world. Sometimes, you fight the change, and that’s okay for awhile, just don’t hold on so tight or stay so long that it destroys parts of you.
Everyone comes to that place in life where the Universe tells them that they need to move on. There are usually signs like small things going wrong and the general sense that you don’t belong anymore. Generally speaking, you’ll know when it’s time to leave the little pot you grew up in. Maybe you’ll move a bigger planter or maybe you’ll just jump out into the earth. Just remember that the move is for the best. Staying in a place you’ve outgrown will only kill you inside. Moving on to bigger and better plots of dirt could just see you grow and thrive.
Anyway, have a look at my newest video. These are a few of the books I like to read and a few books that help me whenever I get stuck. I particularly love the book with some writing prompts. That one always seems to help the creative juices flow.
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I’ve always had a story idea or 5 running around in my head. Most of the time, I’ll write them down and try to make something out of them. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, sometimes I think it’s bad but other people think it’s good. I love to tell stories, but I also love to procrastinate.
I’m an artistic person by nature and there are so many interesting DiY art projects to try. Some of them seem impossibly easy while others just seem downright impossible. When I can’t quite figure out how a story should go, I usually find another artistic endeavor like resin, paints, or clay. Sometimes I leave the artistic world and just find new recipes to make.
So, the point of this rambling is that I’ve decided (more than 2 years ago) to start a YouTube channel. At the time, I didn’t quite know what I would do with one. I could be like other writers and offer up some advice and try to teach, but I don’t think I’m quite up to that level yet. All I can do is offer up my support and love. Maybe that’s a lesson to teach all its own. I considered doing puppet shows, which I still may do, but I didn’t have a working concept for it.
It suddenly dawned on me that all my “planning” and “brainstorming” about the issue was really just another form of fear. My fear of being seen, of failure, of exposure, but if I want my stories out there, I need all of these things. I finally decided that I could find out what I was going to do with the channel later. First, I needed to get out there and get over my fear. Not many people will see the first videos anyway and I needed to put myself out there, like a hungry bunny in a hawk infested area.
The first few videos I had planned involve reading some short stories of the past over video of the experiments I’m procrastinating with in a series simply called The Procrastinating Writer. It’s my hope that once I get more comfortable with myself and what I’m doing that I branch out to the real thing I wanted to do. Everything in life is a learning process.
Without further ado, my first video.
YA Fantasy author and amateur photographer living in New Mexico. A reflection of herself, her characters are timid at first but tend to stand up and push through when times get tough.