The key to emotional well-being and continued productivity is knowing which part of your support system to call on and when. Once you start looking you can find support everywhere: from writers and non-writers, people you may never meet in real life, and more.
In this series apprentice Imari Berry selects essays from Jessica Conoley’s archives. Imari shares why the essay resonates with her as a newer creative, & Jessica’s original essay follows.
What do you do when you’re faced with an unexpected shutdown? How do you stay true to your creative ambitions and still handle what life is throwing at you? I struggled with that question for sixteen months as my mom was dying.
I used to tell stories in long form essays, every-other-week like clockwork, delivered to your inbox. I did this for a number of years, six of them I think—maybe five, maybe seven, maybe none of that matters.
Olena Burnwhite is the last known color eater: a rare atypical human whose touch draws energy out of organic matter, draining it of color. Separated from her father as a kid, Lena knows next to nothing about her atypical gift, except that it’s put a target on her back…
I was accepted to a grant program two months ago for a coaching methodology related to mental fitness. I wrapped that class up last week and found it to be HUGELY beneficial in those weeks when I was under a ton of stress and anxiety and dealing with grief.