As another year ends, I join many of you in reflecting on the year passed and scheming about the year ahead. 2017 was a doozy of a year in so many ways, but I’ve found a lot to be extremely thankful for. I think it helps to focus on the positive, so I made lists, of course!
My top three creative accomplishments of the year:
3) Started and finished a first draft of a manuscript that I love—my sister story!
2) Directed two plays that I was super proud of. Stories that I was honored to tell, with fantastic collaborators.
It’s been a rough year. I don’t think many will argue about that. But even during this rough year—especially during this rough year—I am thankful for all things creative. I am thankful I can turn to creativity and the arts, and I’m thankful for my own good year of creativity.
(And I don’t say “good” meaning any recognized, measurable unit of success. I mean that I enjoyed the creativity of others and experienced personal creativity growth… and I’m thankful for it.)
1) I am thankful for stories
Whether it’s a book (I’ve read 72 so far this year!), a play, a painting—I love stories. I have a fiction addiction! I get to experience things I would never get to in my ever...
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