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Tag Archives: courage

Sit Down and Shut Up

I have realized that the universe sends us lessons when we need them. And I should always follow along… I have been taking an online workshop on self-hosted WordPress and the Genesis theme and extender plug in. It is my hope to some day move my little ol’ blog to a self-hosted site where I …

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When Wishing Isn’t Enough

I know I am not alone in this. Have you ever had a dream that seemed too big? Too far away? Or maybe it was just a project that seemed insurmountable? How did you tackle it? Did you run at it wildly or take it step by step? Did you even try? Or did you …

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When the Muse is Starving

When the muse is hungry, nothing gets written. Pretty simple. In the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, I find that it is my poor muse who is forgotten first. She is left to loll around in the corner, scrabbling for crumbs. Poor thing. I need to dig this book out again, and start …

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Dreaming Big and Shaking in my Boots

I want to dedicate this flashback to anyone who needs to dream bigger… Dream Big Enough to Scare You Ok, now that I have your attention! I saw this on Facebook awhile back. (I find a lot of great quotes on FB!) And wow, did it smack me upside the head! But really, it’s true, isn’t …

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Do It Anyway

I think a lot of us are coming off a rough year. 2016 seems to have been a beast for a lot of people I know. The last four to six months have been a complete stress sandwich for me as well. I swore that I would not make resolutions on New Year’s Eve for …

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Stay Together and Hold Hands

Fear has a way of stopping us in our tracks. Sometimes, though, life decides it knows what is best for us and delivers a good swift kick in the butt, forcing us out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. This has happened in my household over the last six months. My husband and …

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Drivel or a Kick in the Ass?

I shared this article back in 2012 during NaNoWriMo. Just came across it again today. Excellent article in Time about NaNoWriMo and what it is or is not. Critics of the event say it produces nothing but drivel and crap, but proponents of it say it gets those all important first words down so you …

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Embracing Imperfection

Chasing Imperfection CHERYL FASSETT ♦ APRIL 19, 2012 ♦ 3 COMMENTS “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of beginner’s mind. In its simplest explanation, it is the ability to allow yourself to be a beginner at something you have done a million times. …

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