While I have been not writing (did I mention I got an A in my algebra class?) some of my friends have been going to town. Here are a few worthy reads and why I think you should check them out.
Amanda Hirsch, frequently referenced here as my blogging spirit guide, has followed her writer’s soul to another blog – a more free form expression of what she’s thinking and learning and working on. In December she participated in a daily writing project called Reverb 2010 (I tried, and just couldn’t keep up) reflecting on the past year and thinking through the one ahead. I really enjoyed her insightful and reflective posts as part of that project. At present, her posts fuel the fire in me to find my bliss and figure out how to live off it.
My friend Rachel, who like Amanda I met through improv, is an ardent lover of food (especially meat (especially pork (especially bacon))). She is one of those amazing people who manages to afford fine dining without going broke and eat amazing food without gaining weight. (Maybe she manages her budget and calories wisely but I prefer to think she practices witchcraft.) To the point, she recently began a great blog called FoodEvangelista, in which she chronicles her DC dining experiences. And I’ve been her dining companion for two posts, to boot.
My friend Lisa (did you meet her through improv too, you ask? as a matter of fact, yes) recently made some major life changes and is now teaching yoga and improv (sometimes at the same time) and writing a blog about the amazing things that can happen when we stay in the moment. hellomoment is a breath of fresh air!
If I haven’t said so before now, Two Hands and a Roadmap is a brilliant blog. I met Tara – wrong! – through a month-long blogathon last year (I think we both successfully posted 30 days in a row) and Tara is hilarious. She also spiffified her blog recently and now I feel small. I hope, should I become a mom, to be something like her. I like to imagine people passing Tara in the grocery store, barely noticing her, never imagining that they’ve just walked past a woman who is probably in the midst of a crazy adventure that will become a blog post later. I bet she looks normal. If only they knew.
Until I get my act together and start posting something substantive again, one of these is certainly worth your time.