That duality gives us the freedom to experiment and explore and have fun without the fear of judgement, but also the weight of knowing our work has meaning and that other people will be affected by it - either now or later.
As a writer—and as a person, if I’m being honest—I tend toward perfectionism. I think if I can make myself and my work perfect at least something in the world is right.
Now that 2018 is upon us, I'm hoping to look forward, dream big, and surprise myself with how much can be done in a year.
"When it rains, it pours." I've heard this phrase a million times. Another one? "Bad things come in threes." I don't believe that one so much.
Grandma Marie was the kind of woman who carefully hand-stitched quilts for every occasion, especially new babies. She lived simply, but nearly all of the decorations in her home spoke to her faith. She never had a negative word to say about anything or anyone, truly bearing her wrongs patiently.
For the last month, we've spent a lot of our spare time painting, cleaning, and trying to turn this home int a safe haven - somewhere we'd enjoy being at the end of the day.
At the event, the new facilities were put on display, and some history about Mr. Becker and the project were also shared. He left a wonderful legacy for the community.
After months of traveling, interviewing, filming, and video editing, I screened my documentary, "How To Be 100" on the Oklahoma State University Campus.
So, I took a deep breath, Ty held the book for me, and I began to read. I got caught up in my characters' stories once again. Kind of like reuniting with old friends.
Gram never wore much makeup when I knew her, but every time before we’d leave for town, she’d reach atop the fridge where she kept a tube of bright red lipstick.