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Let Fear Fuel You or Let It Swing You By The Tail

Here’s a little Thursday Throwback for everyone on this journey called Life! It may be focused on my self-publishing journey, but it speaks to any path that is new and scares you. Since this post, I have published two books. The second one came a little easier because I now know the process and have …

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Book Promotion for Introverts

People who knew me back in the day may be surprised that I land firmly in the introvert category as an adult. In high school, I loved to be in the musicals, singing solos center stage and dancing around. In college I preferred to sing in groups. Now, I only sing in the shower or …

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4 weeks to 50!!

In my last post, I talked about turning 50 next month. I am truly trying to approach this as an adventure instead of facing it with fear. I have been looking for inspiration and have found a few treasures to share with you. Duncan Hines (yes, that was actually a real person!) didn’t write his …

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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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Call Your Mom

That’s right. Pick up the phone right now and call her. Call your dad, too. Tell them you love them. In the last three weeks, four of my friends have lost a parent. Four moms or dads gone. And even for those whose parent suffered for months or years leading up to that final moment, …

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Don’t Say Don’t

Sondheim had it right… We need to say Do more in our lives! Everybody Says Don’t CHERYL FASSETT ♦ NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ♦ In light of my last post, I found it funny that I came across a show tune I had not heard for twenty years or so.  The lyrics are so fitting to how I have …

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Letting Yourself Go

And no, I am not talking about personal grooming here… I am talking about releasing our focus on the results and enjoying the process. In what? In everything! As I always tell my mom-in-law when we are quilting, “Perfection is highly overrated!” If we get too caught up in the perfect seam or perfect corners, …

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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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