A poem

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The leaves are changing
in a city I once lived in
and I am not there to see it
and there is a time zone I can’t
be in without thinking of someone I once loved
and there are roads I once drove down
with a friend I once held more sacred
than any Bible

and getting older is just realizing
over and over again
that so many loved things
were already gone
before you noticed them leave

and I have never been good at
standing still where I am
and watching the leaves change
instead, I am looking ahead
always wondering
when will this…


And a few tips to help you get back to doing what you love again

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Sometimes, I find myself feeling like I just can’t write anymore.

I start to think that I don’t really want to be a writer, that this dream I’ve had since I was a child is actually just me lying to myself and it’s not the work I’m meant for, all because it seems that my motivation and ability to string words together on a page has completely left me.

As such, I’ve spent a lot of time over the years thinking about what it is that makes me get into these bouts of long-term writer’s block, where I go for…


February 16th Writing Check-in. Gonna keep it quick today because my brain is a literal bowl of oatmeal right now. Here are our writing check-in questions for today:

1. Did…


February 15th Writing Check-in. Happy Monday! To be honest, I am struggling a bit today. My brain feels sluggish and I am moving oh so slowly. Some days are like that.

And I didn’t post a writing check-in on Friday because I was feeling the same way. But I didn’t want to skip another day, so I’m pushing through anyway.

I did have a good weekend, though. The snow finally came through and I loved being cozy inside as it fell outside. And my husband and I had a nice, chill Valentine’s Day at home.

So without further ado, here…


February 11th Writing Check-in. Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a good day. That snow I mentioned yesterday hasn’t made itself known yet, but it’s supposed to start sometime…


February 10th Writing Check-in. It’s Wednesday! We’ve made it to the halfway point of the week. And there’s snow in the forecast for tomorrow! I live in an area where…


February 9th Writing Check-in. You ever have a dream that’s so vivid you wake up feeling the emotions that you were feeling in the dream? That happened to me this…


February 8th Writing Check-in. Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. I’m feeling particularly slow today, it’s 1 PM and I can’t say I’ve accomplished anything worthwhile so…


February 5th Writing Check-in

It’s Friday again! I’m feeling a bit better than I was yesterday so let’s get into our writing check-in, shall we?

1. Did you meet your…


February 4th, in which is feels disingenuous to do a writing check-in

I started to do a regular writing check-in today, but it just didn’t feel right. Sometimes, I just…

Grace Moore

Writer. I talk about travel, mental health, and writing. Sometimes I’m funny, or at least that’s what my mom says. Visit: APassportAndAPencil.com

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