Paralyzed by Perfectionism

Remember when I said I was the only thing holding me back from seeing my dreams become reality? Well, that same day I decided to actually put into practice something I wrote. For months my fears and insecurities had held me back from something I really wanted to do: write for (in)courage. Six times I sat … Continue reading Paralyzed by Perfectionism

Then God Smacked Me in the Head

“How did we end up with so many McDonald’s toys! Didn’t we just throw them all away?” My kids stare at me, their blank-faces daring me to find an answer to such a rhetorical question. One by one I toss the miniature Barbies, Pokemon characters, and Kung-Fu Panda action figures into the open trash bag. … Continue reading Then God Smacked Me in the Head


“So…we were standing outside the coffee shop, he with a giant rose and me with a pounding heart, and he said, ‘I guess I was supposed to say will you go out with me.’” “It wasn’t a coffee shop, it was a grocery store.” “No, there was a Starbucks in the grocery store and we … Continue reading {perspective}

I’m Trying to Become a Writer

I’m trying to become a writer. For the last few months I have done all within my power to learn more about the craft of writing. Stephen King told me in On Writing to “not come lightly to the page.” Anne Lamott showed me that the act of writing turns out to be its own … Continue reading I’m Trying to Become a Writer