Learning to Show Feelings Without Telling

Writing a memoir feels like pulling my own damned tooth.

Cindy Heath
The Memoirist
Published in
5 min readFeb 4

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My dad on our Alaskan homestead in 1958. I’m in the front. Photo by M.C. Lloyd

Creating is hard. Sometimes, writing a memoir seems tougher than birthing five babies, building a house, or what I imagine it must feel like to pull out one’s own tooth. In other words—not fun.

Often, I feel like quitting.

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Cindy Heath
The Memoirist

I’ve been a farmer, homesteader, entrepreneur, and more. Always curious and still hopeful. If you are, too, read along and follow me at cindyheathwrites.com.