Hi, welcome to Inner Reformation! My name is Tessa Priem. You can learn more about me by perusing my site. I am beginning a new phase to my dance project. My life story is danced out, now I aim to put it into words. I'm playing around with the term "reality literature" or "social media lit," where I will be sharing my writings via Facebook. My website will sort of serve as the hub where it's all collected. Enjoy!
The Autobiography Written for "Inner Reformation," Writing #5
Tessa's Writing Retreat to Eureka Springs
Hello! It's been a while since I've made a blog entry regarding my book, my written autobiography. Over Thanksgiving (2019), I went on a writing retreat in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I had the best time ever! As a mother, I have never left my kids for that long (save for illness or having a child). So this was a particularly special treat for me. I didn't want to come home; it was that much fun!
I will include photos of my journey, of course. But first, I want to tell you a bit about my trip. What did I enjoy there? ADVENTURE!!! I saw as much as I possibly could, ate at DELICIOUS restaurants, and wrote and wrote and wrote.
I love to work hard for hours on end (in this case, on writing), and then I like to celebrate. And this is precisely what I did! I met a lot of people, had some heart-to-heart conversations with strangers, and enjoyed being with myself and being playful. All of this, I humbly accomplished as I wrote the first chapter of my book and the introduction.
Interestingly, the day I started writing in Eureka Springs, I began writing a different book. Earlier, I mentioned how AFRAID I am to write. I needed to get all of that fear out to START the book! I am entirely pleased with the writing accomplished on this retreat, and I feel that it has prepared me for moving forward. I cannot wait to write chapter two!
Of course, having such an enjoyable experience in Eureka Springs, this brings me to my next duty: I need to find another location for writing. I have applied to a residency, and I sincerely hope I get it. The destination is in Alaska, and I requested a four-week stay. Time will tell if I am approved.
In the meantime, I will keep dancing and writing! Have a blessed New Year. Here are some photos from my writing retreat in Eureka Springs this November, 2019.
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Hi, my name is Tessa. I'm a dancer, choreographer, writer, performer, and digital art maker--the creator of the solo show "Inner Reformation: an Autobiography Danced." It's my life story danced out! I began creating my solo show on October 31, 2016. Now (October 31, 2019), I seek to put my life story into words. I'm allowing myself five years to complete my written autobiography; it's an adventure! Feel free to leave comments, share, "like" these blog posts, and so forth. If you need anything, just write!