The Gifts of Love & Understanding

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About this Blog

This blog started out of an unsettlingly deep need to write. Sometimes I have days where I just want to feel my fingers hitting keys again and again. I had stopped writing for a while, even convinced myself I might want to give it up entirely. But stopping, it seems, was never truly an option.

Instead, I decided if I was going to write again, I was going to do it my way. No fake marketing attempts, no writing anything I didn’t want to write that I felt I should, absolutely no feeling like I was bound to an invisible audience I didn’t think was actually real. This blog is going to be everything that makes me happy in some way, all in one place.

Of course, writing for my personal happiness has yet to achieve any goals or milestones in what I used to call my writing career. But then it truly matters, I would rather write and be happy than convince myself my writing is useless if it’s not commercial and pointless if I don’t feel appreciated.

I truly love to write and that is something I have gotten distracted from for entirely too long. I just want to put one word after another and see where it takes me this time.

About Star LaBranche

I really hate writing these. I never know how to describe myself and always end up in an existential crisis over whether or not I’m actually funny whenever I attempt to do so. Now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t think I’ve ever written an About Me blurb I’m happy with. I once outsourced my bio writing to my Facebook friends several years ago and the results were just as disjointed and irrelevant as anything I had ever come up with.

So yes, I’m not going to write this section. It will not make me happy.

Also, that photo’s not me.