Are You Too Practical for Your Own Good?

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Practicing the life of a writer is much more fun than the practicality of it.  I could be bogged down with the fears of how was I going to make it, rather than the sheer joy of creating.

I am taking a leave of absence from teaching to heal myself from stress and begin my life as a writer.  It took me several years to finally get myself to this point and start my dream.

Why did it take so long? Life got in the way.  From being a mother and wife, then a divorce to freedom, I never found the inner strength I needed to believe in myself.

Then the pieces seemed to fall into place, once I allowed myself to see the signs.  Continue reading

Can You Take A Leap of Faith?

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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”- Goethe

 Day 1 of the first day of my NEW LIFE. 

I am jumping out of education for five months to heal my body and to lift my soul. Crazy, huh?

I am going to write and to follow my passions.  I was going through the agony of deciding to leave education where I had felt very successful, when my doctor made it for me.  I had the full-blown symptoms of adrenal fatigue, so it was a shock when he said those words, “You need to take time off to heal.”

To actually act upon those words was another thing.  It’s hard to leave a profession I had done so well in to jump into the unknown, but every thing in the Universe had pointed me in that direction.  I could not ignore all the signs that said to take a leap of faith.

“You need to take time off to heal.”

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“You’re Too Good to be True”: Or, the Great Lie We Tell Ourselves…

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”  ― Maya Angelou

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It’s hard when you are in a budding relationship and those words are spoken. They were told to me early on in a previous relationship sending an early warning sign to my heart.  Being told you are ‘too good to be true’ sends a message that your actions and intentions are being questioned. It took me a long time to realize it was actually their issue of trust and being vulnerable, though as the receiver it can still hurt… a lot.

I had always wondered about those characters in movies that could masterfully manipulate their victims or cleverly get out of impossible death-defying situations.  I am not one of those people.  Yes, I’ve been blessed in many ways that have provided me wonderful surprises and memorable events, however I don’t have a manipulative mind.  To manipulate someone for your own intentions means you aren’t receiving their authentic actions, either.

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