Catching Fireflies

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Tag Archives: self-preservation

When the Muse is Starving

When the muse is hungry, nothing gets written. Pretty simple. In the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, I find that it is my poor muse who is forgotten first. She is left to loll around in the corner, scrabbling for crumbs. Poor thing. I need to dig this book out again, and start …

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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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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Monday’s are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I wanted to share a little something that made me smile.

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A Blank Page, A New Year

As 2016 draws to a close, many people who I know are happy to see the tail end of that has been a difficult year. The final week of December is a time of hope and planning. People usually start to contemplate the coming year and the changes they would like to make. They make …

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Perfectionism Part II

Last week, I posted about perfectionism and how it keeps most of us from chasing our dreams. If you missed it, you can check it out – here. I have noticed that the universe has a way of tossing things in our path when it wants us to wake up and notice something. In my …

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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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There but for the grace of God

I am going to share a post I wrote in 2014, not because of the celebrity it focuses on, but because it deals with depression. It has been a difficult few weeks for someone I know and care very much about. He is in a dark place and needs our positive energy right now. As …

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Oh, Sweet Moments!

Time is something that no one seems to have enough of. Everyone is running around busy and stressed with no time to just sit and enjoy the sunshine and a cool breeze. I, too, am a great multitasker. In my day job, I have to be. I am the sole phone-answerer, bill-payer, scheduler, computer tech …

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