Now

The thing about nowis we all know that nowis all we’ve got. But, honestly, nowis never enough. Is it? Even now,as I lay here, I worry that nowI won’t appreciate now. Everyone talks about now,talks about how nowisn’t as noble as nowused to be. How nowis wasted on youth. How nowwe don’t respect now. We’re […]

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Hope and Motherhood

Coming back to this blog after almost five years feels oddly right at this time in my life. I hardly recognize the woman (girl?) who posted back then. Now, here I am. Thirty-four and expecting my first child– a boy!– in May. To say I have *~FeEliNgS~* about this upcoming life transition would be a […]

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I write because I don’t know how not to write.

  I read an article recently stating that starting  a blog in 2016 was pointless. They were coming at it from a marketing standpoint. The truth is, the majority of us don’t write for publicity or marketing or (definitely not) money. We write because that’s the way we keep ourselves sane. And because we don’t […]

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Letting go of control

My professor told me my poem was too neat. She told me she wanted to take it and shake it loose. “Do you have control issues?” she asked. “Most definitely.” I’m nothing if not self-aware. My entire life has been about gaining and losing control. It’s why I get so much pleasure out of re-alphabetizing my bookshelf (see above). It’s why […]

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Keep in the Sunlight: Free Desktop Wallpaper

I needed a little boost of sunshine, so I decided to make a desktop wallpaper with one of my favorite quotes on it. Feel free to download and use on your own computer if you need a reminder to keep in the sunlight. Download the desktop wallpaper here: “Keep in the Sunlight” Yellow  “Keep in […]

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11 things I know for sure.

The world is small. Sometimes too small. This makes dating hard awkward. Getting your nails done will make you (momentarily) feel like you’ve got your shit together. Everyone is innately selfish. Don’t take things personally. Coffee brings people together more than any religion ever will. My dog knows me better than anyone else. Forgiving and forgetting isn’t a part of […]

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Why writing a good poem is really, really hard

  I’ve taken fiction and creative nonfiction workshops in the past, so I assumed a poetry workshop would be easy in comparison. No word count minimum for workshop pieces? Sweet. Shorter reading assignments and written responses? Sign me up. Well, guys, I was wrong. Writing a good poem is really, really hard. When I sat […]

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Spread the beauty! Inspire others with this free download.

Lately, I’ve been feeling straight-up wompy about life. It’s a combination of the weather, negativity from news outlets, missing friends, and some other personal life-things. Flashback to a couple weeks ago when I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed.  I was rolling my eyes at yet another politically-fueled hate post when I came across a photo posted by my friend Jenny. In the comments, […]

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Expectations vs. Reality

  One of my stumbling blocks as a writer/partner/friend/human-on-this-planet is my inability to handle a situation when my expectations don’t match my reality. You know in (500) Days of Summer when Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character) fantasizes about certain situations only to be punched in the gut by reality? Yeah, that’s me. On the daily. I’m constantly creating these expected scenarios […]

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An introduction.

  Hello and welcome to the writing blog and portfolio website of Emily Abigail Krugh (pronounced ‘crew’).  Here are some things you should probably know about me in order to understand my writing perspective a bit better. I’m 29 years old and live in a tiny white house with blue trim near downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. My home was built […]

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