For years, I have been on the search for my elusive Purpose. Or as our culture today sometimes calls it, my Passion. Both are Big, Scary, Capital "P" words. I always wanted to be one of those people that knew my Purpose/Passion from a very early age but I didn't have one. To be honest, … Continue reading Follow your curiosity. She will guide you to your purpose.
In case you are in need of an official Permission Slip in your life, here you go. You have Permission To ______________. Feel free to fill in the blank. Sometimes, we want to do things in our life but are looking for permission from an outside source. This might sound strange at first, but my … Continue reading You Have Permission to . . .
I'm not making a political statement. I'm talking about my life. Getting defensive. That's what this is about. When someone says something about me that hits home. . . a suggestion, constructive criticism, or just pointing out how I am behaving in the moment. . . and I get defensive. Or in other words, I … Continue reading Defense is the first act of war.
They will come . . . whether you want them to or not.I know that may sound funny but I don't mean it that way. Whatever we build — our work, routines, values, where we put our time, etc. — They will come. If you build it . . . And who is They? Our … Continue reading If you build it . . .
Is there some little tiny thing you can do today that would be good for your soul? Please say yes. I'm really hoping you say yes.I saw this quote the other day (sadly, can't figure out who to credit with it) and when I read it, I felt my soul let out a little sigh. … Continue reading Whatever is good for your Soul, do that.
Do you do this or am I the only one?Strive, plan, work, reach, ALL the time! For Something. Something big enough to make me feel like Someone. Someone worthy of existing. Someone worthy of respect. Someone worthy of love. The other morning I woke up with this realization. In trying so hard to be Someone, … Continue reading In trying to be Someone, I forgot to Be.
Can you read between the lines and see the well-meaning soul trying so hard to make something happen? Giving It everything they've got! For years, that soul was me.
I don't exactly remember when I formed the thought "I am lazy" as part of my mental repertoire. It seems like it's just always been included in my thought loop. Up until last week, I told myself that lovely phrase almost everyday. Sometimes for greater impact, I even said it out loud AND used my … Continue reading Turns out I’m not lazy. What?!?! (and neither are you)
Compare and Despair became my companions early on in my life and I have yet to figure out how to get them to quit hanging out with me. They have over stayed their welcome even though I don't remember inviting them to my house. A Dynamic Duo. Always together. Sometimes they are lounging on the … Continue reading Compare and Despair
The above is an excerpt from a rejection email I recieved for my documentary film. In total, I received 21 similar emails. Everyone's decision was difficult. Everyone was sorry. Everyone rejected my film. It's been several months since my last rejection email and reading the excerpt still makes me sad. Usually my endeavors turn out … Continue reading Rejection Is Hard — Every Time