Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Tag Archives: self-preservation

Big Fear vs. Big Magic

Last week, I did a little flashback to a post I had written absolutely fear and how it will grip you and hold you hostage if you let it. Today, I wanted to give a little pep talk to anyone facing down the universe in some aspect of their life. And I can think of …

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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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Embracing Imperfection, or the Mondayest Wednesday ever

I have been off from my day job for a week. As I write this, I am trying to talk myself off the ledge. As I sat here trying to embrace the last few hours of quiet peace that comes from getting away from the daily grind, my mind started to panic over how much …

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Putting Busy in Its Place

Last week, I wrote again about grooving on the busy drug. The whole world seems to reward those of us who manage to always be on the go with a million balls in the air. I find myself, year after year, immersed in new projects so that my down time looks a lot like my …

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Will I Ever Learn?

I have a hard time saying no. I admit it. I hate to think I am passing up a new challenge or a chance to learn. This seems to be a theme for me… While I may not be learning to say no (too many things intrigue me!), I am learning to not answer the …

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1 week to 50!

In the last days of my forties, I found that I am still able to learn new things. I have always been a planner. As the only non medical personnel of group of physicians and CRNAs, I wear a lot of different hats. I live by my planner and juggle multiple projects at a time. …

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2 Weeks to 50!

I learned this week that I can sometimes forget the things that I have learned. As many of you who have followed my blog over the years already know, I have strived to get out of my own way and let myself write. It took decades for me to realize that I was often the …

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3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about. For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you. The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh The Wonder …

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