Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

A wind has blown the rain away


After dropping off the kids at school, I had a lovely morning, full of quiet and rain. I was able to make coffee, listen to the rain, catch up with email, work on updating the website, and experiment with wordpress to export this blog to live journal (we’ll see how it goes). Good morning.

This week, I’ve had the odd experience of running into several old friends from high school that I haven’t seen in more than 15 years.  It’s interesting trying to sum up your life in a few minutes: What have you been doing? Where do you live? What do you presentely do?

Given only a few minutes, what do I choose to divulge? How do I present myself: mother, wife, writer, editor, organizer, etc.

In the age of blogs, facebook, and twitter, many of my friends (and strangers) know a bit about my life (depending on what I have chosen to disclose on any given day).  A few times when I’ve been at dinner with friends, I have told a story and before I’m through, I learn that the other party has already read about that particular event or anecdote online. Curious, curious times that we live in.

And speaking of time, I have to pick up my youngest from preschool. Alas the rain has stopped. I had hoped for more.

Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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