I’ve been quiet for awhile. Well, quiet online that is. I mean, the other day I was yelling shit*shit*shit* in a Toyota Prius as my friend Rob took me–for the second time–to the San Francisco airport because I’d left my wallet at home. So quiet isn’t accurate. Absent maybe? I’ve be absent online. But not in life. I’ve been loud and present, and hugging family and people I love. My life feels like it’s on full blast. It’s all dancing in the kitchen, and hiking through forests, getting soaked in the rain, and going grocery shopping for wheat bread.
I’m here because I’d been struggling to figure out how to put together a TEDx Talk and it was mostly because I was (still am?) terrified. Terrified of the truth I have to say, but also that I’ll be boring, and small, and no one will care much for my story.
Tonight at the University of Kentucky I’m giving a talk about my journey and the life raft that writing has been to me. And I will be talking about science and data and how this writing thing is actually good for your health…or something like that. I’m dusting off the secrets and putting them under a spotlight.
In other words, I’m showing up.
So if you’re into prayer, I’d be happy to have some. And if you’re not, then please send some good vibes and kindness to others. It’ll make it’s way back to me I’m sure.
Also, thank you. Thank you for being here in the corner of the Internet that is my home. Thank you for being the people who say, “Me too” and, “I’m here” and also, “Don’t forget your wallet.”
Because we all need love like that.