Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Tag Archives: dreams

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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Ready? Set? Go!

“Ready” is a crutch. It is the oldest excuse in the world. It is the sound of another brick being added to the wall around your comfort zone. I have to agree with Hugh Laurie. You are never truly ready for anything – not the performance you have practiced for weeks, not that test you have …

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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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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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The Tingle of Magic

Two months ago, I pulled out the manuscript for Book #2. I hadn’t looked at it in over five years. It was time to dust it off and start with the revisions. I like to think that if I let my stories languish on a shelf or thumb drive, marinating for a number of years, they …

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Little Miss Perfect

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 perfectionism keep me from doing a lot of things. This is especially true if it …

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How NOT to Be a Writer

I receive email notifications from Jeff Goins, a writing/blogging/branding guru I follow. I have taken classes and webinars that he has offered and highly recommend them to anyone needing a kick in the pants to get off the couch and start living your creative dream. In a recent email, he explained that the best way …

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