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Running Scared

Running Scared

Recently I just had one of┬áthose days. You know the kind. You wake up to a terrible email. An hour later you receive another. And then an hour after that, a bad phone call. It seemed never-ending. I consider myself very good at dealing with criticism. Tell me one of my pictures is bad, and will either agree, laugh, or ignore the situation. But to find out I’ve disappointed someone – that is my achilles heal. If I had videotaped…

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Promoting Passion Week 61: Birthday Reflections

Promoting Passion Week 61: Birthday Reflections

Last week was my birthday. I love birthdays. It is a chance to celebrate someone when, so often, we fail to do so. To be honest my husband and I don’t celebrate birthdays much. We say that we celebrate each other all the time, so there is no real need. But nonetheless, I love birthdays because of how reflective they make us. We think about our lives in terms of years, and we often find a way to define a…

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Promoting Passion Week 56: Failure Mantras

Promoting Passion Week 56: Failure Mantras

When you need a little pick-me-up, here are some mantras against failure: “There is never only one opportunity presenting itself. Remember to look where the distraction is not taking place. If you have no luck searching, get your hands dirty and build your own.” “You are never defeated until you acknowledge your defeat. Rise again, determined to shine.” “There is no such thing as something not working. When one thing doesn’t go well, it is simply the start of something…

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