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Whatever you dream of doing, I hope you don’t wait as long as I did to give it a try.

Ever since I learned how to form letters on paper, I’ve loved to write. Unfortunately, I let fear smother my dream of writing professionally. Instead, I journaled my way through the next forty years.

Everything changed when I went to a Christmas party in 2007. That’s when I made a commitment—to a total stranger—to take just one concrete action to pursue my dream. A month later I joined a local writers group. Encouraged by fellow writers, I honed my skills and started submitting my work for publication. National, regional, and online magazines began publishing my non-fiction articles. That led to my first book, released in 2012. My second book followed two years later.

I’m very grateful for the encouragement that empowered me to take that first step and each step that followed.

I wish you the best on your journey. If you’d like to learn more about mine, click here.

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Making Mistakes

  “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”  Neil Gaiman   What’s so scary about making a mistake? If success meant never making mistakes, sitting in a corner doing nothing would be a triumph. Unless we want to stagnate in the safe but limited land of “same old, same old,” we’re going to be beginners from time to time.   That means we’ll run the risk […]

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