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finding contentment in a bookstore

I don’t know that I’ve spoken about it specifically, but I’ve been working at a bookstore for the last five months. When people find out there’s usually one of two responses; either, “that’s the best job, you’re surrounded by books all day!” or “retail is the worst, what do you plan on doing in the […]

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trying to write.

I’ve been feeling unmotivated since the start of January. Not about exercise, as discussed in my last post, but towards creativity. My writing. I have been working and studying a lot, so I’m trying not to be too hard on myself about it, but even this blog has been a game of catch-up when I […]

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Not a Question, but an Answer

I’ve been working on a short story for a university class, and what began as something difficult became something difficult but rewarding. I’ve had my job at a bookstore for about a month (honestly, that’s a complete stab in the dark; time currently does not exist and is just a wobbly concept, like a giant […]

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Rewriting the Past

I am constantly torn between writing what comes naturally and what takes more time. What comes naturally? Nostalgia. The past. What takes more time? Hope. Relief. As I’ve mentioned, there is nothing wrong with writing about the past, or those things that aren’t so pleasant. Writing amidst sadness helps me process and move on, and […]

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A New Project

In this post, I mentioned that I had started writing a new novel. And I’m excited. It feels different to all the other stories I’ve written; but then again, starting a new project usually does. There are so many possibilities. It’s the feeling that this could be the one! But part of me really does […]

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Blueberry Metaphors

I’m trying to develop a space where I feel creative and happy and this means books and plants and both are growing towards the sky. The ones that are growing tall I prop up with books, stacks of books, poetry books and autobiographies and essays and everything that reminds me that other people have lived […]

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Searching for the Light

It’s the middle of winter but feels like spring. Not because of the air around me – while the days have been warm, the air carries a chill that wouldn’t survive a spring dawn – no, it feels like spring because life feels fresh and bright and full. I spend my afternoons in the garden, […]

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Encouragement in Writing

I’ve recently joined a writing group, which is fun and exciting. There’s something different about discussing writing with those who also prioritise it, there’s something special in explaining why we write, and how it means something big. It’s encouraging and motivating to share and express. Before I went to the writing group this afternoon, I […]

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Not a Bad Change

You may have noticed some changes on my blog. For starters, the name. I first started this blog in 2017, hence the name Be-My-2017. I thought it was a one year project that wouldn’t survive the year. I didn’t know that it would become something I still love doing and still want to continue. For […]

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A note on sad poems.

Writing a sad poem contains some sense of happiness. It’s satisfying to read my thoughts on the page when those thoughts are exactly what I’m trying to say. Poetry can be interpreted hundreds of ways, but I know when I get it right regardless of how someone else may understand it. I don’t mind so […]