About this blog …

All header images on this blog are original photos.
Copyright Deborah Taylor-Hough.

13243823_10154224797937386_890923257853629123_oIn case you don’t know who I am, I’m Debi Taylor-Hough — author, speaker, editor, and recent Graduate student (earned an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell).

FYI, I take horrible selfies so there will seldom be photos of me on this blog.  You’re welcome.  The selfie on this page, however, is significant to me (although not a great photo in-and-of itself).  I was sitting quietly in the sunshine on a cold February afternoon at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle feeling the tiniest shred of hope for the first time after a long season of despair and hopelessness.

Sunshine and hope.  Always a good combination.

My life took an unexpected turn three years ago.  I’ve spent the time since then trying to get my feet back under me and searching for new direction and new meaning in life.  I’m not going into details at this point, but a life crisis caused an existential crisis which brought on more personal crises.  Which left me floundering around.

I feel, however, like I’ve learned a few things since I knew it all, and have been learning step-by-step to take care of myself.  I need to realize that even without external things or people to give my life meaning, it’s still meaningful.  Still working on believing that one and finding that meaning.  A tough lesson to learn, I’ve discovered.

Anyway, this is my personal blog where I plan to post random personal things, such as:

  • Lessons learned
  • Photos
  • Short day-to-day happenings
  • Recipes
  • Random thoughts and ideas
  • Sunsets
  • Personal essays
  • Poetry
  • Art work
  • Collages
  • Watercolor paintings
  • Memoir
  • Cats
  • Memes
  • Comics
  •  … and ??

Honestly, I’m not sure what all might end up here.  If you’re interested in joining me on this random journey, pull up a chair. I’m glad you’re here!

dscn5094All I ask is that everyone plays nicely in the comment section.  All comments will be approved manually and if anything seems mean or aggressive or racist or mysognist or harmful or belittling or whatever negative thing the trolls might come up with, it will be deleted at my sole discretion.  My sandbox, my rules.  🙂


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