October 19th, 2015

A few weeks ago I threw myself out of my comfort/anxiety/hermit zone and joined a NaNoWriMo workshop in my area.


By doing this I was confronting 3 of my anxieties:

  • Driving downtown/at night
  • Meeting/actively communicating with a new bunch of people
  • Being vulnerable about my creativity


Tonight was the first night. For half a second my anxiety was all like “oh you don’t have to go to this one, you could “forget”.

I got in my car anyway.

I had a hell of a time finding the place, and then finding parking – all in trafficky stuff – and again, I wanted to just go home.

I went anyway.


It was so great to connect with other writers, about an organization and event that I love.

I feel like this is really going to be so good for me, on several levels.

It was also a reminder of the level of anxiety I have, and the internal battles I have to argue with myself on a regular basis.


Hope all is well with everyone!

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