The Assumption of Failure

When you start something new do you assume you will be successful?  Or do you assume there’s a really good chance you’re going to fail?  No…not a chance.  A likelihood.  Asking for a friend…. *whistles casually* Seriously, though.  I am finally at the point where I feel things shifting.  I feel the earth move under […]

Find Your Own Way

In today’s information age, there is advice every freaking where.  Heck, sometimes it seems like you can’t walk across a room without tripping over advice.  Bullet points of the “correct” way to do things.  Top 10 lists.  YouTubers and bloggers and Instagrammers. There are times when advice isn’t such a bad thing.  When you’re starting […]

Practice and Confidence

It’s come to my attention over the past few weeks that having confidence in what you think you know or have learned requires practicing those things.  Otherwise, you forget that you know or have learned them. Practice means moving, walking through the doorways you’ve opened, and doing it over and over and over again.  If […]

Everyday Angels

A few days ago, I lost one of my very close friends to cancer. I have had the privilege of knowing and loving this woman and her family for many years, so the loss is keenly felt. This is especially true because she is probably the reason I’m writing this blog post, and indeed am […]

Confidence

I’ve been writing a lot of “Quest” blog posts recently, so I thought I’d change it up a little bit this week and chat about something that’s been much on my mind. Confidence. One of the things that’s surprised me a little about this past year has been the recognition of just how fragile confidence […]

Starting to Wake Up Again

When we last left Betsy, she was actually moving forward in her Quest. She was medicated and motivated. But then March happened, and everything changed. Now things are quiet. But is this just a healing sleep? Or is it a sleep that will last for a lot longer? Will Betsy ever wake up again? The […]