It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I’ll never forgot the sound of my sister’s voice when she called. “Melissa, did you hear?” she said in a slow, hushed tone. My mind raced. Maybe grandma was in hospital again. Or something horrible happened to one of our friends. “Milo died.” she said. “What?” And then […]
“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”– Barbara Kingsolver A blank page. A world waiting to be born. That’s what it […]
For months now I’ve been telling friends and family that I’m going to finally launch my website and blog, and I’ve been telling them for weeks and months. I’ve announced false launches; I’ve missed deadlines on my own launch calendar. And every time I’d get really close to pressed “publish,” something would come up. An […]
I realized that I was just wasting time. One evening, almost midnight, I was fussing over whether the text on my business card should be dark purple or black. I kept switching the text colors. Dark purple. Black. Dark purple. Black.
Have you ever tried to talk yourself into doing something that you didn’t really want to do? Maybe you wrestled between two paths…both had pros and cons and you just couldn’t figure out which path was right for you. I like to think that I’m pretty clear on my desires and that I know what […]