Five Things Friday

Five Things Friday (#5)

My fifth Five Things Friday! Feels sort of lucky, doesn't it? This weekend is the beginning of October, and I couldn't be more excited. I have a girls' trip to Big Bear, my college roomie visiting from Portland, my birthday, two of my beloved internet friends coming to visit and meet me in person for the first… Continue reading Five Things Friday (#5)

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Writing

Practical Romance

You guys, I don't want to sound dramatic, but writing is hard. I want it to be all composing in coffee shops, riding a wave of inspiration with a jaunty beret on my head but it's just not.  It's kind of like marriage. The movies make it look so romantic. Proposals are epic and surprising. In reality, I remember thinking before Marshall and I got engaged, "Wow, this is a lot more practical than I expected." We'd been talking about marriage for at least a year before he proposed, hashing out all the details of when and where and how. It wasn't a shock when he finally proposed, but it was beautiful, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Communication and work and practicality are the keys to being able to enjoy all the romantic aspects.