Posts tagged courage
seeking failure

Last fall, when asked to talk about my creative business failures in a women’s business group I’m part of, I realized that I didn’t have any. Not because I’m so super-fabulous and amazing, but because I couldn’t recall a time recently when I’ve put myself out there in any way that would allow for me to fail. This wasn’t a terribly surprising realization. I’ve written before on this blog about how I stopped writing as a young adult after having a few poems rejected by literary journals. So, I already knew I was risk-averse. But I’d never stopped to consider how this was impacting my desire to share my work with the world and do big things.

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listening to your heart; birthing dreams

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a writer. I don’t know where this dream came from exactly; it’s been with me since I was young. Since the time when I believed I could do anything. It’s strange now to recall the un-self-conscious confidence I had then, because it’s so foreign to my adult self. My child self though— she had that mix of non-attachment and self-assurance I would pay good money to get back. 

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