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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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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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Sit Down! You’re Rocking the Boat!

Have you ever noticed that tiny little voice in your head that starts to panic the moment you edge closer to something new? A thought, a project, an adventure – it doesn’t matter. That little voice suddenly gets very loud! I blame the survival instinct. It is human nature to want to protect ourselves. And …

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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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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Have you ever noticed that when you are struggling the most, others seem to be passing you at a record pace? Recently, I have felt this way with my writing. I have mentioned in a few posts that Life, with a capital L, has gotten in the way of my creative pursuits as of late. …

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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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Fueling the Fear

With NaNoWriMo just underway, I delved back into old posts with a NaNo theme. I came across a few from four years ago that I wanted to share again. This first one talks about fear and writing. The Monsters Under the Bed CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 ♦ 11 COMMENTS I have never been scared …

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