Tell the Trail: A Memoir in Journal Entries
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK
In 2014, Kristen Webb Wright started keeping a journal. Over the next two years, Wright discovered her passion for writing and the dream of publishing a book.
Wright’s journals offer an honest portrayal of one young writer’s hopes and struggles. Wright candidly deals with resistance, perfectionism, and balancing the work of writing with the demands of daily life.
Finding solace in nature, Wright often takes to the trails of two favorite parks to sort out her thoughts. In beautiful detail, she captures the terrain, forming a deep appreciation for the natural world.
“Life speaks to me when I listen,” Wright writes. More continuous threads run through her journals as she contemplates motherhood and change. Friendships rise to the top of her chronicles, offering a celebration of how life is experienced together and alongside friends.
As a memoir, Tell the Trail elevates the journal to a new literary height. Wright weaves a unique and rich narrative, a glimpse into an inner longing to find meaning, symbolism, and wonder in life.
A Tiny Existence: A Memoir in Journal Entries
now available in paperback
THE YEAR I TURNED THIRTY, I decided to start paying attention. I started making a record of my days in the hope of remembering the small things, the particulars.
A Tiny Existence: A Memoir in Journal Entries chronicles the seven months Kristen Webb Wright spent recording the details of her daily existence in her journal, offering an intimate and honest exploration of her pursuit to trace out meaning and beauty in the routine of the everyday.
It’s easy to be a bystander in your own life, to sit on the outside, looking in. The years pass, we sink into routines; we glide on, in a state of functioning unconsciousness. In the midst of our busy routines, we miss the beauty. We miss it because we forget to be intentional about seeing it. So let us not forget to appreciate this moment. Savor it, remember it. Be present. Be mindful. Start paying attention.”