It’s me! Your pal LeFae! I’m back! I know, I haven’t posted on here in an age and a half. The fact of the matter is that I recently (TWO DAYS AGO) left a job that was sucking my soul out through my nose, smothering my social life to death with it, and then roasting its corpse over the smoldering remains of my mental health. Was it the worst job I’ve ever had? Not by a long shot. Did it make me cry myself to sleep with alarming frequency? You bet it did!
SO WHAT IN THE HECK AM I DOING NOW?
First of all, I’m catching up on sleep. If you have the means, I highly recommend it. Secondarily, I’m hanging out with some really choice dogs- both as a means of earning money and of healing my heart.
I did a book. I mean I wrote a words! I mean I book drewwithpagesgoshheckitimean
I WROTE A BOOK!
It’s coming out May 17th! It’s a collection of poems called We Are Gonna Get Out Of Here. Initially, these were very private and timid little scribbles- the nervous return of my voice after several years of anxiety-induced silence. They are things I wish I’d said when I’d had the chance, things I wish I could say now, and things I will never get to say. They are memories, dreams, and hope.
I’m not gonna tell you it’s a joyful ode to life because it’s definitely not, but I think it has been quite a sanative endeavor for me. I’m looking forward to being able to share that with you.
While I have a smidgen of downtime, I’m gonna need some book recommendations! What are your favorite books or authors? ALTERNATIVELY- have you written something you really want to share in a judgment-free zone? I’d love to read it!
Friends, thanks for sticking with me through all my weird ups and downs. I’m truly grateful.
“We Are Gonna Get Out Of Here by Alice LeFae is poetic storytelling at its most vulnerable. To read the poems individually is to feel a brief sense of raw emotion; but when read as a collection, Alice manages to draw the reader into an honest conversation about life, love, obsession, and hope. The scattered illustrations, also created by the author, help tell the story and bring a bit of whimsy into what could be a very dark journey. Although her collection is certainly not short of despair (and sometimes even desperation), there remains a glimmer of hope throughout. Alice does not shy away from reality, but faces it head-on and brings the reader along for the ride. Read the book from cover to cover, or turn to a random page and enjoy a snippet at a time, or do both. It’s the real thing, and it leaves you with the desire for the next chapter, the next story, or at the very least, the next poem.”
-Lorie Finger, Universe’s Coolest Librarian