Cha Cha Sparks* on Getting Started Again

Jun 7, 2023 | Blog Beat, Cha Cha Sparks*

*These words are electric. They light me up.

I want to buy a new blanket for this room. A cozy comforter. Which means I need to pick out a duvet. Thousands of online options.

Oy. Can this room stand another pattern? There’s already a lot going on.—I’ll stick to black-and-white patterns in my search. 

It is tempting to switch this screen to Etsy and just be like, “Okay. I’m just going to shop here for five minutes.” 

But five minutes is just a taste and you don’t even realize how hungry you are, so you keep going. And then nothing gets done. 

So I am not shopping yet.

But I am not expecting to get a lot done either.

Like I said, I haven’t been here in a few days. And for a few weeks before that. I haven’t written consistently since March, and I can feel it. 

I’m so tempted to shop for that duvet. That’s exactly what I’m going to do as soon as I am done with these 750 words. 

I am tired. But I am here. And I am so grateful that I have these words to come back to. It’s not hard to start anymore. And I f*cking love that. 

This is exciting! Are you excited, Cha Cha? 

She is. She’s also scared she might fail. Although she knows that if she continues to show up and try, that’s impossible. 

Originally from the east coast, Cha Cha lives in southern California with her fiance (he’s a plumber) and their bob-tailed cat, Copper Soup.

As a woman, Cha Cha spends her time writing, reading (though not as much as she wishes she did), watching Project Runway (way more than she wished she did—especially since the show ended in 2019), trying to exercise for at least 20 minutes a day (otherwise, she won’t leave the house because she works from home), learning how to manage her money, and talking to herself out loud.

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