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If your plate is full…

Four years ago, I talked about how full my plate already was and why I just keep adding to it. Well here I am – another year and more stuff on the plate. In addition to the day job and trying to squeeze in some time and energy for writing, I have been working on …

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A Little Reminder For Myself and Others Like Me

Last year, I stretched my comfort zone a bit. I taught a workshop for certified medical coders. Yes, I got up in front of a room full of strangers and spoke and put myself out there. I was terrified and exhilarated at the same time. I didn’t think I could do it, but was so …

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For the Recovering Perfectionist in All of Us

Still working on this daily… Little Miss Perfect CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 ♦ Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let …

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With Age Comes Wisdom

I had a birthday last week. Yep, I turned 49. I always find people’s reactions to birthdays curious. My favorite reaction is when they argue with me, insisting that I can’t possibly be as old as I am. I take those as compliments, assuming it is because I don’t look that old as opposed to …

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When the Muse Speaks

Life can come at us at warp speed sometimes. I just had six non-work days in a row and had planned a lovely stay-cation with lots of books, wine and naps. I needed it. Since early last fall, every day off from my day job found me in some sort of class, tending to a …

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Finding What You Didn’t Lose

I admit it. I sometimes find myself in some deep ruts that I can’t seem to claw my way out of. I get caught up in all the day-to-day detritus and lose track of what I want to accomplish. My writing takes a backseat to, well, everything else in the world. Sometimes this happens because …

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Fire in the Belly

What good, indeed??! I say, if you aren’t sure where your passion lies, at least figure out where it DOESN’T take you. Then you can passionately work to keep yourself away from that which doesn’t kick up your skirt. But by all means, do SOMETHING! Life is so tenuous and short. It passes before you know it. …

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Ruts Happen

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. I heard that somewhere once and it has always stuck with me. Some would say it is a depressing quote to keep around in the brain file, but I like to think of it more as a good swift kick in the butt …

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