Athena in Progress

What could you do differently?

What could you do differently?

This is a loaded question, huh?

I’m a problem solver. If something isn’t working for me, I sit back and find a new way to accomplish what I’m trying. Oftentimes, I’ll settle for the imperfect so long as the thing exists.

Then, of course, the editor in me will see what I settled for and wonder why I settled in the first place!

Then, however long it takes before the error annoys me, I put the solution to work. I’m working on not being perfect, so living with imperfections is something that I’m trying to get comfortable with.

It’s definitely not easy but that’s why life’s a journey, right? You have to keep plugging away at a task until it feels right.


Have courage and be kind,

a computer generated autograph of my name, Guilliean

Published by Guilliean Pacheco

Guilliean Pacheco (she/her) is a Filipino-American full-stack writer by day and raconteuse by night. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing from the University of San Francisco and is an Anaphora Arts poetry fellow. She's also a member of AIR, ACES, IWW FJU, and Uproot. She’s a misplaced California girl who lives in Las Vegas normally, if one could call living there normal, on Southern Paiute land. Virgo sun, Aquarius moon, Libra rising.

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