There are moments when I feel like I’m incapable of telling a story at all; and other days when I’m just on fire and my creativity is at its juiciest, ready to burst on a blank page

Keywords: creative writing , embracing writing , passion , work , writerʹs life , writerʹs perspective , writing , writing as a profession

I love how I get to be in the comfort of my home, doing the thing that I want and actually earn from it. I may not be the highest paid employee out there but I consider this as a great blessing — a treasure, even.

https://empowordwoman.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/i-am-writing

I work my ass off every day to get a little closer to where I want to be

Keywords: the buildup , encouragment , mental health , rant , trauma , trigger warning , tw suicide , work

I don’t need validation to continue this journey, but it would be so nice. It would just be the sweetest thing to hear from someone else. I scream it at myself every day. I say, “Rudy, you’re doing so much better. You can pretend it’s a secret and get through this. You’re good enough.” I, however, am not a reliable source of emotional information to myself yet. I’m still working on that. Until then, any kind of encouragement is greatly appreciated.

https://victoriacsmith.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/progress-vs-validation