About DWF


What started out as a personal essay about life, adapting to adulthood, and struggling to be a writer has evolved to something I really only dreamed it would be. Dancing with Fireflies is about finding your passion, what drives you, and following your dreams to becoming who your inner child knows you to be.

Do you love to explore the world, discover new foods, or just love finding the perfect coffee spot to write your next novel?  So do I, and I share that passion for dancing in the dark, exploring the unknown, with my readers.  – Crysta

Who is DWF for?

Dancing with fireflies is a blog for creative people. Writers, artists, dreamers, travelers, foodies… all are welcome

Weekly we feature articles about traveling and tips to make exploring the planet easier. I love food and coffee, so there are also weekly features about the great food or coffee finds I have discovered in my explorations or maybe even a favorite recipe for those days when I am home. Fridays are for writers with a weekly Writing Challenge and also a personal post. Weekends are also great times for discovering new blogs or old posts.

What is freewriting?

The idea of freewriting is that you don’t have to be grounded to one idea, you can be free and write from the whims that come from your heart. I do a lot of free writing. It really helps me to clear my head and let the words out. As a writer I am faced with the fact that Writers don’t write because they simply can, they write because they must!

Why Fireflies?When I was a little girl my family moved A LOT.  I didn’t like it, not ever.  But as a child most of us are not given much of a choice when it comes to the affairs of our parents and so each year we moved, not just houses but states, schools, and nothing stayed the same.

Growing tired of the constant moving and never knowing stability, I just wanted to stay someplace and set down roots. I was tired of leaving my friends, scared about meeting new ones, and a place where children still believe in angels and faeries. (I still do)

We were in Texas one summer to visit family when I experienced my first Firefly moment. Alone outside, I sat in the growing darkness and looked out over the flat lands and up at the clear skies.  The sky seemed endless and I felt so small and powerless. “If you are really out there, listening to me, if I am a part of something special, then show me.”  As children are stubborn and need signs.

I didn’t understand what I was seeing, to me it was magic.  As I felt my dreamy world open up to the possibilities of being part of a greater collective, the stars I thought I was looking at began to dance.  Moving in a sweet perfect moment of swirls and sparkling harmony, the stars became dancers across the navy dance floor.  This was my first firefly moment, opening up to the idea of being a part of something bigger than yourself, dancing for the joy of movement, and joining the collective vastness of lights in the dark sky. Magic!


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14 thoughts on “About DWF

  1. Crysta, I am pleased to tell you that I’ve awarded you the Blog of the Year Award 2013! There’s no obligation to accept, I understand completely if you don’t. Anyway, thanks for reading and liking my blog “adicanada” I appreciate your support. For details about the award, please see my post http://wp.me/p3ujR2-hg Have a Happy Holiday and All the best for you on the New Year!! Adrian B.


  2. Very nice to read up and learn a little more about you. I feel genuinely honoured to be reblogged by you now! Just seeing the sheer amount of followers you have excites me. I hope to get as big as you eventually.


    1. :) That is so nice of you to say! Blogging is a great expression of yourself. So, I am the one who is honored by the people who come here and form a community of creative people.


  3. Would there be, that there were words to describe the ethereal beauty and poignancy of the words which you have so lovingly shared. That being said, it is time for lover of the written word to do some of her own. I am enamored by the opportunity to be a part of this blog. Thank you Crysta

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