GUSSIE UP, YA'LL.: Voice: Margaret Atwood →
gussieup: I was given a voice. That’s what people said about me. I cultivated my voice, because it would be a shame to waste such a gift. I pictured this voice as a hothouse plant, something luxuriant, with glossy foliage and the word tuberous in the name, and a musky scent at night. I made sure the…
Cheers, to a Fresh Start. →
I decided to give myself a fresh start. A proper hopping-a-train-halfway-across-the-country-to-a-place-I’ve-never-been kind of fresh start. I have found that it is simpler for me to make the little, crucial changes when first a big huge earth-moving change happens. Re-routing habits comes quickly and naturally then, when there are new streets to learn and snow-capped mountains to see in all...
A Change is Gonna Come.
Literally shaking and stress-smoking, about to make a big thing concrete and set a path in motion. Good lord help us all.
Calling it Even, Starting Over.
I am giving myself a fresh start. While we’re at it, you should too.