I’ve missed reading all your posts and hearing from you, family. Really truly. But I have not been inspired to write or even share music or artwork and I just couldn’t force it. I am sure the ever-growing doubt these last few months is a big contribution, but, like the song encourages, I remain optimistic and make sure my sunny days outweigh the dark ones.

How have you been?



22 thoughts on “Doubt

  1. Well, join the club. How is it possible that we can have the same feelings (or non-feelings) at the same time as others and we don’t even know these other people. I mean, I know of you, but I don’t “know” you and I am feeling exactly the same. The last few days I have had to force myself to do one thing a day-make a phone call, edit my newest book for 20 mins., or not. I do suffer with clinical depression but this is different. I am convinced it has something to do with the state of the world. I simply have no motivation. Despite the fact that my personal situation is good. I am flummoxed. What a good word! We can get through this. We always do. I mean we as in being females. Females are strong. They persist. I’m glad I got back on wordpress and decided to read some posts. Yours helped.

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    1. Thank you, Elva. Your words ring true as well! I have gotten to a place where I don’t feel guilty about taking my time learning how to navigate this new, unfamiliar world. You used the best word to describe it: different. There have been some major adjustments and the uncertainties are unnerving at times, but I, too, believe that we’ll persevere.

      Thanks for tuning in! I’m glad I could help. Stay safe


  2. I hear you, Kelley. It’s a strange new world and our art is evolving. Lately, I still find myself inspired to create. The first few months of Rona, not so much. For me, it’s not so much about being inspired sometimes as creating routines and allowing myself slots in my day to play with new forms of writing that don’t necessarily have to be for anyone’s eyes but mine. Sometimes I write lists of favorite words, people, things. Sometimes I take pictures of doors, trees, or something that popped into my head and write poems for the pictures. You’re alright. We’re alright. I’m glad you’re still sharing your feelings and that good-good music.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I love to see people still creating or just knowing that they are still creating.

      I have implemented a morning routine that allows me a much earlier yet slower start than pre-pandemic life. Things are so different now, but this “extra” time allows me to get back to meaningful things, things that are working and things I know to be true. I find comfort in that.


      1. That does sound comforting Kelley. I find myself getting up around the same time, but because I’m working from home during the pandemic, I have that slow time in the morning, which I seem to mostly be filling with yoga. I have found a handful of Black yoga instructors and have added kemetic and “trap” yoga to my repetoire. Depends on my mood. Take good care of yourself.


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