I made it to the Provo City Center Temple yesterday! This temple feels like home to me, and looks like something out of a fairytale. You know… I don’t know if anybody else does this, but… I’m very good at viciously beating myself up over things. At this acquired skill, I am the master. Every flaw, every shortcoming—trust me, I am well aware of them … Continue reading Your Best is Enough
It’s December 1st! Which means, my UnBirthday is approaching. I’d like to reflect on things I’ve experienced and learned since December 13, 2010. The following very-true-story was originally written on my UnBirthday last December, as I reflected on one of my most favorite years of my life: It’s December 13th, my 8th unbirthday!!! WOOO! So, let me tell you a story. *ahem* Once upon a … Continue reading Once Upon a Run
At LEAST two meltdowns… at *least*… I’ve just emerged from my 4th or 5th 😆 You know, I always get so sad when I see people start up on chasing their dreams, only to let them fade away. I think, “What are you doing?? How can you let this happen?? Just go for it!!” …But then I remember how incredibly *hard* the chase is. It’s … Continue reading It May Take a Few Meltdowns, but You’ll Get There!
***WARNING!*** The following story got me banned from using Facebook Advertising. Proceed of your own free will and choice. Sarah ran out into the street and sat on the sunbaked pavement, wrapping her little arms around her knees as she cried. Her tiny body trembled as autumn leaves fell from the trees, swirling around her in a breeze that carried the smell of an approaching … Continue reading What Sarah Found
One of my worst—*very* worst—fears as a writer, is to write bad dialogue. It started when I was a kid and heard my mom talking about a book series she was reading. She said the story was wonderful and inspiring, but the dialogue was so bad that it totally ruined it. She eventually quit reading the series. Then—oh then!—I saw the Star Wars prequels… I’ve … Continue reading What I Learned About Avoiding Bad Dialogue