Write (or Live Your Dreams) by Any Means Necessary 


I have been wanting to write several longer pieces since Thurs/24th, but my tablet’s keyboard has been malfunctioning so that I cannot type the letters “b,” “v,” and the period/point character. 

 When I get to my volunteer co-working office space my shifts are usually too brief to do this or I use the time doing fun, stress-relieving things that support my well-being and mental health. (These activities include, strangely enough, watching a lot of the Judge Judies!)

 Anyway it’s five in the morning and I’ve decided not to only write when I’m sitting up and typing down on a keyboard.  I love, need, and am helped so much by writing that I will also do it lying down and typing with my thumbs on the screen.

 I may not do this a lot, but in the meantime as I order a new tablet and await its arrival I will be releasing more writing and living my longtime dream of writing about my everyday life for others to read. For almost my entire life i have wanted to do this and now I see that it doesn’t have to look a certain way for that to happen.

 It can happen any way I have immediately available to me, and right now that’s with a tablet, my two thumbs, and wifi. 

 I can let those be enough and move forward with that.

 If you are, or you want to be a writer, please don’t let your tools limit you. Remember what’s important is that you do the work, get the practice, and/or experience the therapeutic benefits of writing. You never know who will be touched by something you say or whether your experience will mirror and inspire them.

 Even if one persun is positively impacted, that is enough and it counts. (Even if that persun is you!)

 And remember, you impact people you may never even hear from or know about.

 The point is to do the work, and write. By any means necessary. Even if that means typing with your thumbs on a tablet screen and taking frequent breaks to shake your low-circulation hands to stop the tingling in your fingers. (Hypothetically speaking!) ‘Cause that’s what sexy people do!

Good luck, have fun, and thanks for reading!

About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com
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