Days of Being: October 24

She sent the first 21 pages of her new manuscript to a friend, releasing her words, ideas, images, and commentary into a small corner of this wild world. This is what she does, though. She tries to write in community, to receive feedback, to hear what’s working and what’s not working. Writing can be so isolating. Sometimes she feels like she’s alone in a sea of language. But she’s not. There are others around her. They swim and tread water and float and help each other back to the shore when it’s time to return to dry land.

Your Turn:

Who do you turn to for feedback in your work and vocation?

Also, take a few minutes to record an ordinary moment from today because our ordinary moments matter. I’d love for you to share your ordinary moment in the comments below.  Or you can submit a few sentences about one of your ordinary moments and I’ll write a Days of Being entry to post online and on Instagram. If you’d like to participate, email me at

Days of Being is a micro-memoir and micro-story project exploring memories and moments from our ordinary days. Multiple years are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.” Today’s micro-memoir is from one of my October 24s.