The Fear-Black Dragon

CheneyMental Health4 Comments

Not my fear-black dragon tattoo, but it's awesome.

There’s this feeling you get when you’re scared, but you aren’t sure if you should be. Have you ever had that feeling? It’s like when you’re heading up the first hill on a roller coaster, that excited anticipation mixed with something that you really don’t want to call fear, because no one likes to admit they’re afraid of something that … Read More

I’m Trying to Write Anyway

CheneyOn Writing0 Comments

I’m taking Janelle Hanchett’s Write Anyway class, and because of who I am as a person, I am already slacking off and haven’t finished writing the piece that was due for feedback on Thursday. It’s Sunday now, and although I have started and stopped four different essays, I still am not sure which one is the right story to tell. … Read More

Just Like This

CheneyPersonal Growth0 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time alone lately, and spending a lot of that time trying to figure stuff out about myself and make myself better. Does that sound weird? It’s true. I think a lot of people probably have times in their lives where they really want to make some drastic change because they think it will make … Read More

We Can’t Be Afraid to Try

CheneyPersonal Growth0 Comments

There are a lot of things that I am afraid of. As a woman, as a mother, a writer, a designer, and a new business owner (on top of everything else which defines who I am) there seem to be countless things to be scared of. I’m afraid I will fail. At everything. I’m afraid people won’t take me seriously. … Read More

Who does she think she is?

CheneyFiction, On Writing, Writing Challenges11 Comments

Who does she think she is? I ask myself this over and over as I’m sitting at my vanity, applying thick coats of concealer and constructing my mask. Yesterday I cut my hair short – boy short. Today I do the hard work of hiding myself, turning my pretty girl face into just another anonymous guy. Who does she think … Read More

I Want to Write

CheneyBlogging, On Writing0 Comments

If you tell the truth, no one will believe you. If you tell the truth, no one will want to read it. If people read it, they will think it’s a waste of time. If they read it, they’ll think you’re totally ridiculous and dumb. Don’t do it, don’t do it, don’t do it. But I want to, I want … Read More