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It's Scary Because It's New

courage Sep 26, 2017

There are 2 reasons why something is scary:

  1. Scary because it will kill or hurt you (physically, emotionally, spiritually)
  2. Scary because it's new

 

When faced with something scary, we often forget about the 2nd reason and immediately run (or freeze, or hide) as soon as we feel the fear. But how much growth do we miss out on when we don't stop to think about the other possibility?

 

This summer, we moved to a new state. I took the kids to the park for a break from the moving boxes,...

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Don't Quit.

motherhood success Sep 22, 2017

Every night before bed when I was a little girl, my mom used to read me a story, sing me a song, and tuck me in. Before turning out the light, she'd simultaneously click her tongue, wink her eye, and do a "gun" point at me with her hand, and say, <click/wink/point> "Don't Quit."

It was a fun way to end the day as a Kindergartener, but that short & sweet (yet powerful) message has carried me through a lot of challenging times, including pushing through the final phases of building...

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Sleeping Beauty vs Peter Pan

Uncategorized Sep 20, 2017

On a particularly sunny day here in northern Virginia a few years ago, I took my kids to the park to burn off some energy. It had been a long week, and we all really needed some fresh air. We pulled into an empty parking lot, and the kids jumped out of the car, so excited to be out of the house (and have the park to themselves!). They ran to the slides, and I found the nearest park bench to sit in my usual mom-fog, halfway zoned into my phone screen, and halfway somewhere else.

 

The...

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