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Chances in Life {Thoughts on the Secret Life of Walter Mitty}

distraction m davidsonI am deeply moved by words and various forms of music.  So when we had a virtual movie night in the Story Sessions community, I was quite surprised.  I was surprised because I found that I actually liked The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  I’ve taught the original James Thurber short story, so I was a bit biased.  My story sisters raved about the film, so I thought I’d join.  Best.  Decision.  Ever.
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She Flew

she flew by Jennifer Upton A Shared LensI didn’t always love being in tight knit community, but that’s because I was afraid. 2013 became a year of wing spreading, muscle flexing, and flying.  These days, I am much less fearful and embracing community, embracing the words, and welcome the fire in my belly.  These mighty women inspire me.

In the Story Sessions writing community, women encourage and empower one another. No voice is silenced. Every soul there is learning to sing her song and roar her brave.

Come join this beautiful unfolding story. But before you do, take a listen (click the pic below or read on) of my response to a Story Sessions Write-In a week ago. The prompt was :: “She Flew…

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Why Are You Fearful?

Walk the Road
Walk the Road

So this is my year of intentional living. It means making each day matter, spending every ounce of a moment, and giving it everything I’ve got.

One word already feels stronger than a resolution. One word to describe what I want my life to look like in 2014 colors my perspective with hope. I like this.

It is empowering and encouraging. It is a divine whisper that will carry me through, move me forward, and remind me to live purposefully.

But there is a fear. It’s the idea of acting on the risk of launching a dream. It is stepping out in faith. I think today’s a good enough day to punch fear in the face and get to dreaming and building.

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