There was a point I wasn't sure this would actually happen...actually, there were a lot of points. There's a proverb that says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12) I've felt that heartsick feeling. Now I can say the flip side of the proverb is… Continue reading Savoring the Moment
As The Adventure's launch date arrives this weeks, my well laid plans screech into the finish line with the back end swerving out of control. As the saying goes, "We plan, God laughs." This may be true. I don't think the laugh is maniacal or cruel, I think it's just amused because God knows the… Continue reading Hiccups
Achieving dreams, pursuing dreams, realizing dreams. These sound so much nicer than achieving goals, pursuing goals, realizing goals. The former sound beautiful, exciting and empowering. The latter sound like we're sitting in a business meeting, working. When I post about The Adventure, it usually involves something about my 'life dream coming true,' and I use… Continue reading The Trap in Dreaming
There's always a moment when pursuing a dream when it hits you, "This is actually happening." When I was learning to ride a motorcycle, that moment arrived with a smack against the pavement. I dumped the motorcycle I was riding during the class. As I stood up, my body shaking and my mind racing in… Continue reading Hitting Pavement
Nostalgia hit me. It gave no warning and only let go when I became aware of what was happening. The sneaky little... Anyway, I was sitting at my desk staring at the master plan...err calendar for blog posts. Today's date said Thank You's. My past self didn't give my present self any more guidance than… Continue reading Eating an Elephant
I have this master plan... really it's just a schedule for upcoming posts. For today, it said Book Production Update. Sounds official at least, right? but when I sat down to write, I realized anything I could post about would be horribly boring. I've already written about anything interesting and really, I'm now in a… Continue reading Updates Pending…
It's exhausting, exhilarating and expiring...in 11 days. We're just over three weeks into The Adventure Kickstarter. It's a 33 day campaign that ends on Oct. 30th and by now, I've definitely learned a thing or two about crowdfunding a creative project. Here's my top three: People are insanely generous and supportive. I'm an introvert. I'm… Continue reading Learning Curve
I'm an INTROVERT. I recharge when I'm alone. I have no problem spending days reading and hanging out at home...maybe that's why I'm a writer. I get kind of freaked out about calling people, or stopping by work when I'm not on the schedule, or being in big crowds. (Anyone with me here?) But I'm… Continue reading It’s Me…Yikes!