My Journey to Become a Writer 02/23/2024 Post #54

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I’m rather bleary-eyed right now after spending hour upon hour trying to get my business cards designed.

I didn’t quite understand the printing parameters.

It seems like my original design should have fit on the card, and I still think it would have been fine; but the unsmiling fellow that didn’t seem to want to be assisting me didn’t think it would work, so I made some changes – which took several hours.

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I got those printed, and came to Modoc’s to recharge my computer and my mind. As I looked over the cards, and especially the pictures of my grandparents’ barn, a song came over the speaker that made me start crying completely out of the blue.

It just happened to be the song I refer to at the close of my book about my grandparent’s farm.

This song brings me back to my grandparents’ farmhouse every time I hear it.

The next song didn’t help much either:

I’m so grateful that my grandparents’ dreamed of buying dirt together, and that they followed through

It’s been a blessing and an honor to be able to write about this farm that they loved so well. I’m so thankful to have been raised with that farm as the backdrop for my life.

Thankfully I was sitting in the corner with my back to the room.

It did humor me, because the woman who is helping me edit said she started crying here the other day when she got to a sad portion of my manuscript.

I’d ordered a hot chocolate, which I haven’t had here in a long time; but it brought back a frigid day when my mom and I did laps around the downtown blocks of Wabash, with arms locked, trying to stay warm. It was so cold we came back for a second cup. She loved this place.

Beyond that, I did Day 54 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through LA Writer’s Lab, and I bought a bunch of Velcro command strips, so I can hang my dry erase boards without wall damage.

I also made plans to face my taxes and record my financials.

Well, that’s about all I’ve got to say for now. I’m so thankful to have those business cards finally printed. That project about made me want to collapse. 🫠

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Here’s a photo from Modoc’s:


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