Fear of success

Fear of success

Fear of success Recently it has come to my attention that I’m not afraid of failure.  This is a common fear and one that I would have readily admitted to experiencing for most of my life.  Above all else I didn’t want to prove the voices in my head right.  They said...
All the mothers

All the mothers

Typically, people have one mother.  That is the person that births them, changes their diaper, loves them through the teenage years, cries at graduation and beyond.  Sometimes life isn’t easy and there may be a step-mom that is added to the equation. I have been...
Courage

Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon After perseverance, I would say the next character trait I’ve developed over the years is courage.  I completely relate to the Ambrose...
The seeds were planted

The seeds were planted

This may be the most difficult writing of the whole experience. Bear with me and read to the end if you can. In June, 1986, I was 13 and moved to Arkansas because my biological mom, Sheila, had been begging Aunt Mary & Uncle Jim for 2 years to allow me to at...
Adventures in Sailing

Adventures in Sailing

Tuesday I get a call from the OCSC sailing club that I was the only person that signed up for a lesson so they were cancelling my lesson. I managed not to cry while I explained that I was flying in 3 days early and paying for 2 extra days of hotel, just to go on this...
Do the next thing

Do the next thing

At some point in my journey I got stuck.  I couldn’t figure out if I should turn to the left or the right, go forward or retreat.  My mentor advised me to just do the next thing.  Often we think we need to figure out the whole path before we even start.  I went to...