Catching Fireflies

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2 Weeks to 50!

I learned this week that I can sometimes forget the things that I have learned. As many of you who have followed my blog over the years already know, I have strived to get out of my own way and let myself write. It took decades for me to realize that I was often the …

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5 weeks to 50

In about five weeks, I will be turning 50! Yep, the Big Five-Oh! According to just about everyone, that will put me over the hill. And as logic would have it, many of my friends are also facing this milestone this year. It is amazing to me the huge swing in reactions that they ar …

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Anticipation Mode

As Tom Petty always said, “The waiting is the hardest part!” Last week, I posted that I had splurged and was anxiously awaiting a brand new ukulele! Of course, I don’t play the ukulele… yet… And still I wait… Set up time for new instruments from the shop can take 2-3 weeks! But we wanted …

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Taking My Own Advice

Last week, I listed some idea of how to get through the long gray days while you wait for winter to turn to spring. Sometimes you have to follow old passions and sometimes you have to take hold of new ones… I have found that when I get a bee in my bonnet about something …

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Whispering in Your Ear

Some days, you just have to remind yourself to be nice… to yourself! The Words You Whisper CHERYL FASSETT ♦ AUGUST 30, 2013 ♦ This was posted on Facebook by Higher Self Network, a page I follow for the inspirational quotes they share daily. This particular one has stuck with me since I saw it. Have you ever noticed how …

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Baby Steps, Dear Heart

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is for us, as adults, to be beginners? We would much rather sit on the sidelines than try something new and look foolish. We would much rather stay in a situation that is no longer ideal than have to begin again, than to start at the bottom. Earlier …

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Who Needs a Theme Song?!

Earlier this week, a good friend who is one of my beta readers for Book #2, told me I need a theme song. Something to inspire me and pump me up when I am feeling like I am struggling, when I am floating in a sea of self-doubt. In other words, daily… 🙂 She sent …

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Squelching the Inner Mean Girl

Even after a year, I still have to work on this self-talk thing… The Opposite of Fat CHERYL FASSETT ♦ MAY 26, 2016 ♦ Last week I talked a little bit about my body and how mean I have been to it my whole life. I do nothing to strengthen it and bond with it and yet I expect …

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