Hitting A Wall On The Road To Self-Care

I’m 70-ish days into my 100 Days of Creative Self-Care and around the 60-day mark, I kind of hit a wall. That wall was the realization that creatively and professionally, I am going about things all wrong. I am that proverbial square peg trying to stuff herself into the round hole of everyone’s comfort zone… including my own. Apparently, I used to be round and fit just fine when I was doing what I thought I was “supposed to” do.

Once again, not serving myself first in my supposed “single-serving life.”

So I am here… sitting on a Starbucks patio and praying it doesn’t rain while I (re)discover and (re)define how I will use my creative powers for good!

I’m a Little Bit of a Big Deal on Medium

Today, I am 30 days into my “100 Days of Creative Self-Care!

You may remember that part of my plan for this project was to write and submit my writing fearlessly. I’m happy to say that within this first trimester, I am already reaping the rewards. In addition to writing something every day (whether I publish it or not), I have been consistently writing on Medium and mustered up the courage to submit a few stories to popular publications.  I am now a “Top Writer” on Medium in the “This Happened to Me” category.   Continue reading “I’m a Little Bit of a Big Deal on Medium”

Looking For Coffee, Fearing Walkers, and Finding District 12 in Atlanta

One of the cool things about living in Atlanta is knowing that many major motion pictures and television shows are filmed here. There’s always a chance that you’ll stumble upon places where your favorites are shot.  One day I went hunting for a new coffee spot and (hopefully) a new WriteSpace and ended up on an unforgettable adventure!

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Liberated Lines Amplify: Naming Your Bones

ChatterBox Christie - The Lovely Bones

Response from the Liberated Lines: Amplify project prompt “Naming Your Bones”

“The Lovely Bones”

When I am feeling nothing… feeling everything… or just not feeling “it” at all.
When fatigued muscles ache from stress…
When my brain is empty and lonely having been robbed of it’s bounty of creative thoughts…
When my heart struggles to find someone… something to beat for…
They keep me together, these lovely bones. Structure. Stature.
Something to stand on. Something to stand for.
Hold on. Stay strong.

Free My Creative Soul with Liberated Lines

Alisha Sommer-Liberated Lines

static1.squarespaceIn my ongoing quest for balance and reclaiming my creative spirit, I’ve found another means of self-expression. As you know I am participating in The Self Portrait Experience. This new movement will take that to another level…

Introducing LIBERATED LINES… a quick and dirty Instagram-based poetry and prose course.


Liberated Lines
is a “daily practice” writing course created by Alisha and Robin, two beautiful, creative souls that I follow on Instagram.   This is normally a paid offering, but for one week only (January 25-31), they are inviting us to join in for FREE!

Liberated Lines: AMPLIFY!

For one week, through daily prompts responded to through our words and photos on Instagram, “we will gather together to start a liberated lines tradition. Not of newness and re-creation but of amplification, magnification, expansion. We will allow our most inherent truths to guide the way we swell into being. Honoring the pieces that already are. Allowing ourselves to flourish. This is about claiming your year in a slightly different way. We will seek all the truth that already is and let our own song crescendo with conviction. Come dig into what is. Liberate yourself from needing to be something new. Be what you are. Amplified.

There’s still time to join in! Are you with me? Click HERE!