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    Lost in the Memories

    Swamped by Memories Have you ever had a week where your memories completely overwhelmed you? One of those weeks where you functioned on autopilot, only doing those things you needed to do since your brain is occupied elsewhere? I did, recently. I’d been working on some issues from my past that seemed to be affecting my future, and I got stuck. For me being stuck means my creativity is affected, and I become hard on myself. My inner critic appears to go into hyperdrive, and I struggle to break free. During this struggle to break free, I find myself looking for ways to help alleviate the emotional pain and discover…

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    Best Advice Ever – Don’t Quit

      Though I am a day late with my post, I wanted to share this little poem that has the best advice I’ve ever seen: Don’t Quit by John Greenleaf Whittier When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is strange with its twists and turns As every one of us sometimes learns And many a failure comes about When he might have won…

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    Journeys Begin With a Single Step

      It seems that I’ve spent my entire life wishing I was somewhere else, that I was on a journey to somewhere exotic and foreign. While I’ve traveled a bit and to incredible places, I’ve always come home to a seemingly ordinary life. I’ve read quotes recently that say something to the effect ‘create the life you don’t have to get away from’ and now I’m thinking: Journeys aren’t all about going somewhere else. However, journeys are about change. “The journey of 1000 miles begin with one step.” Lao Tzu Each of us is on a journey. Some are longer and some are shorter than others but they all have…