occupy shannon: nablopomo success

November 30, 2012 | 23 Comments

Shannon Fisher

When I ran my first (and last) marathon, I cried the last five kilometer stretch. Bawled my way right across the finish line.

I would not have made it without Steve beside me, keeping me focused, pushing me past my limits. Pissing me off. I found my friend, Amy, who crossed long before me. Her bottom lip quivered, “Shannon, that was so hard!” We held each other and cried, united in battle.

November’s Nablopomo has not been as trying or as dramatic as a marathon, but I feel marvellous about it. I proved I can set and accomplish goals. I proved I’m a writer, because you know what writers do? They fucking write, you guys. I pushed my chair away from the table minutes ago to answer a text, and the motion of leaving my chair and my half-written thoughts on the screen felt real. Official. Important. Writing is a thing I do. I’m creating my future. I’m making shit happen.

It’s a blog. But it’s my blog with my words and my potty mouth and readers and sweat and sparkle. And you know what? I do sparkle. I sparkle! I bring love and light to the people in my life. I’m quite lovely to have around. Here and out there. Everywhere!

It’s different taking up space believing it’s my right, believing I have worth. I love how this blog allows me to occupy space and myself. I love what I’m creating and I love that you’re doing it with me, keeping me focused, pushing me past my limits. Pissing me off.

Go team!


Please join the Truthfully Facebook page. I’m funny there. 

Joining up with Yeah Write for BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo. No guilt. Just fun. 

Steve is killing the caterpillar tomorrow. I think I’m going to miss it! Some of you said you’d wait to donate until it’s gone. Don’t forget! 

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  • Eil

    Oops, that’s me, peppering you with texts, sorry! Sparkle on Shan!!

  • Peach


    YES. You do sparkle and you are SO lovely to have around. I’m grateful for NaBloPoMo, for making us rowmies and finding each other’s blogs. Because you’re fun to sparkle with.

    Now, go read my post and be freaked out by how similar they are. Are you in my brain? Seriously. Fuckin’ love you.

    • Shannon

      I’m grateful, too. Finding you is my fave. And wow, yes. Very similar. WEIRD. Love you more.

  • http://splatospheric.blogspot.com MizYank

    Way to go, Shannon! I have loved reading your blog. You’ve gained a stalker, er, follower! Our row kicked blogging ass. Granted, we may decide to go to bed instead of taking names, but we kicked ass nonetheless. BTW, I posted my link on FB a few moments ago and referred to my final post as a limp across the finish line. It is, indeed, a marathon!

    • Shannon

      You’ve gained a stalker, too. You and peach are the highlight of this month for me. I’m thankful our worlds collided. You’re my faves. Funny about the marathon reference. Love it.

  • Jennie

    Dude, you totally deserve ALL THE COOKIES. Good stuff.

    • Shannon

      I take ALL THE COOKIES. Thanks, friend!

  • Nicole

    Umm… it’s December 1… where’s a new entry? ;) You can’t just hook us on daily posts and then LEAVE!! :D

    xo, Nicole

    • Shannon

      I was waiting for your guest post entry. It never came.

      • Nicole

        You didn’t ask.

        • Shannon

          With my mind I did. Well…?

  • http://lifelearningcollegiate.blogspot.ca/ Kathy

    You are simply amazing!

    • Shannon

      Why thank you!

  • http://bellejarblog.wordpress.com Annabelle

    Amazing! You are an inspiration :)


    • Shannon

      I know, right! I kind of can’t believe I made it.

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