This year’s events have wrecked my creative thought. Writing is labor most times, and my words are cinderblocks that I heave from my tongue. All that is to say, I have mangled many a blog draft and conversation these past few weeks trying to say something like it had to be magical.
So I’ll be as succinct with my thoughts as possible:
- Do not be shy about your goals. Share them. There’s no sense in hiding them from the world. You never know who has the resources or knowledge to help you get one step closer to achieving them. I say this as I recently posted three of my goals on social media and was met with a lot of unexpected help.
- Go easy on yourself. If you haven’t written, sculpted, molded, painted, cleaned, done laundry, or if you have only done 10% of what you usually do in a year, you must forgive yourself. That creativity and drive will come back to you in due time.
- If you have the chance, just send a short email, text, or DM to someone you love or admire or who could use an uplifting word. We could all use a little bit of love these days.
That’s it 🙂 I’m doing The Sealey Challenge this year. If any of you are participating, drop your recommendations below.
What I Read:
Bouquet of Fears (Fiction), by Noa Covo
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (Fiction), by Roseanne A. Brown
Banned Book Club (Graphic memoir), by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada
Sweet Time (Graphic novel), by Weng Pixin
Bad Friends (Graphic novel), by Ancco
The Modern Day Black Alphabet (Photo book), by Arial Robinson
Shotgun Joe (Fiction), by Bob Mann
Poetry books for The Sealey Challenge so far:
Mother by Maya Angelou
Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar
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