Influenced at Twenty-one. Still Grateful

Emotions sometimes sneak up behind me when I'm writing.  It happened again this week. Writing the junk-draft of a chapter in my book Influenced! (Everything I write begins in junk-draft mode.)  I...

Introducing Vibrance Ministries

When I chose my specialty in early 2016, I soon came to enjoy the success of specifically targeting my Ideal Customer Avatar and gaining preferred clients. CID Certifications, first as a writer, and...

No, I’m Not Pivoting. I’m Adding Something.

I was relieved and encouraged to find:
I’m moving in the right direction. There’s no need to pivot.
I’m helping people – it’s what I do best – don’t change that.
Delivering quality, a core value since high school is intact.
I absolutely LOVE what I do.

So if I’m not pivoting, what am I doing?

The BEST way to Protest

I've had it. The raucous disregard for law, order, and decency in our country, the societal bullying tantrums these last few months have pushed me to the edge of my patience — and then pushed again....

Half-time 2020

Half-time doesn’t last very long, but if you’re the team that’s behind, what happens at half-time can turn certain loss into a win.

What happens at half-time?   Four things. We:
catch our breath
commit to executing the adjustments.

2 Million Words <2 years

I bought Grammarly Pro to help me with a major work. Now, 7 weeks shy of two years later, I passed the 2-million word milestone. Who knew?! 

Thanks, Grammarly

Grammarly tracks things I don’t have time to track and tells me how I’m doing. This one brought a smile.

Keep Moving Forward

I saw these four footbridges on my walk the other evening, and it occurred to me:

Sometimes it’s more important to keep moving than to have access to my favorite bridge.

I took their pictures to help solidify this metaphor as a reminder.  It’s vital that I keep moving forward and if I need to use a couple of these bridges while I build new ones to my preferred future, I will. 

Late 3rd Quarter Time-Out

  There’s nothing wrong with being behind in the third quarter.  Even the end of the third quarter. But if you’re the point guard for the team that’s behind, it feels like everything’s wrong....

I Am From

  I am from black coffee mugs parked near leather recliners and books with real pages. From doilies, and coasters for all-day iced tea. I am from homemade chocolate chip cookies that evaporate...

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