I Don’t Have to Be the Way I Was.

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I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I’m thriving. Life is going surprisingly well. My spirits and energy level are fairly high. I’m feeling a steady sense of accomplishment and that’s my idea of a life on path. To what do I attribute this well-being? It’s as though something clicked in me when the world suddenly changed. I don’t have to …

Someday Is Now

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I’m starting a new season of my podcast, I Always Wanted To, and I need your help.  For this series I want to focus on those Maybe Someday projects we’ve been putting off because it’s never the right time or we don’t have enough of it because we’re too busy with work and extracurricular activities. Well someday is now. This is …

A woman who inspired me

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Fifty years ago today I was called to the office of the Dean of Women first thing in the morning. As I was sitting down she said, “I have bad news.” I said, “Is it my mother?” I don’t know where that came from. It was my first thought and it was true.  Agnes Williams Spencer Sumner had been killed …

Some thought-provoking links

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I owe you guys a note, and I don’t have inspiring original thoughts at the moment so I’m going to share a couple from Taylor Pearson, a smart guy I follow, who always has interesting things to say. This week he shared this list of questions to ponder at the end of the year (pretend you’re Chinese). He says, “Here …

From Sequins to Flannel

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I brought this year in wearing sequins and singing with a hot jazz band. Tonight I’m thrilled to be wearing jammies and eating homemade pizza while watching the Avengers. I couldn’t be happier. We’ve had a lovely month of music-making and festivities with friends. My heart is full. During this year I turned my professional focus to coaching full-time. I …