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Itty Bitty Butterfly Blazing Brightly

I'm thankful for the writing advances I've made. That's how it's going to be today. It's about gratitude and giving credit to the good that's present. *** I don't know in the grand scheme of things how I'm doing on my leg of publicity for that some-day publisher that hopefully will publish my fiction works.… Continue reading Itty Bitty Butterfly Blazing Brightly

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Serious Silly

Not seriously silly. Serious silly. *** Today's post is brought to you by my writing muse. Mine's a girl in pigtails, wearing some sort of dress. What it looks like depends on the day. I thought she's eight. But, much has indicated she's closer to six. She has the playful heart of a six year… Continue reading Serious Silly

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Teeming and Teaming with Awesomeness

I talked about how we should be spending the first part of our transformation growing, listening, and learning in Part 1 of this series: Who We Were Meant to Be. Then, I explained pursuing what is good in the final stage of our metamorphosis in Part 2: Being True and Good to Ourselves. I was… Continue reading Teeming and Teaming with Awesomeness

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Being True and Good to Ourselves

In the previous post, Who We Were Meant to Be, I talked about how we should be spending the first part of our lives growing, listening, and learning. We undergo changes, kind of like the  stages leading up to a butterfly. After undergoing metamorphosis, it's time to figure out who we are. Each of us… Continue reading Being True and Good to Ourselves

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Who We’re Meant to Be

We spend our lives rushing through the mundane and cumbersome, trying to get to the “good” stuff. But what if we're only shortchanging ourselves by taking shortcuts where none should be taken? Athletes train and work hard to do well. Likewise musicians must practice diligently and consistently to play well. Cutting corners prevents people from… Continue reading Who We’re Meant to Be

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Finding My Artist’s Voice, Being Me

What compelled me to pick up watercolor paints and brushes a few years ago was an unforgettable experience at the oral surgeon's office. While the doctor was shoving bone back into place and splinting my teeth, I flashed an image of a butterfly against a bright blue and magenta background. Even after he said he… Continue reading Finding My Artist’s Voice, Being Me

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Prudence in Process and Progress

Why, oh WHY, is this taking so long? We live in a culture and age where we expect quick results. The faster the better. Companies have capitalized on this, on anything from weight loss to food and beverage delivery. Can't, for whatever reason, wait? I have a friend who orders her drink with the Starbucks… Continue reading Prudence in Process and Progress