The fear of success and why it’s more deadly to your long-term goals than you think

"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." - Alfred Hitchcock I mentioned last week that I was readying myself mentally for being my husband's plus one at his high school reunion and my struggles with impostor syndrome. My husband had told me not to worry. I should have listened, … Continue reading The fear of success and why it’s more deadly to your long-term goals than you think

Over There – An American’s experience at the London Blogger’s Bash

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Earlier this year, my hubby surprised me with tickets to attend the Annual Bloggers Bash in London. For those of you not familiar with the event, it's an international get together and conference for writers of all interests, sizes, and platforms wishing to network as well as learn about how to take their writing and/or blogging … Continue reading Over There – An American’s experience at the London Blogger’s Bash

A bump in the night and why not to be afraid

Bump. Muffle. Jingle. Thump. My eyes snapped open. The room was dark, except for the clock's display which showed it was only a few minutes past three in the morning. Bump. Muffle. Jingle. Thump. My heart raced. However, my husband's rhythmic breathing to my side was a clear indicator that the sound from the downstairs hadn't yet … Continue reading A bump in the night and why not to be afraid

A tale of fright and fate on one crazy night

I've written before about my family's Friday night routine. How we typically crank up the music and dance like no one is watching. But not this past Friday. No, this past Friday was not our typical Friday at all. It all started earlier in the week. Kiddo complained that his stomach hurt. A kid had … Continue reading A tale of fright and fate on one crazy night

Fear and Loathing in the Hot Days of Summer

I took an extended weekend on the beach with a handful of friends. We've known each other a long time and they pretty much know everything there is to know about me. Including my near irrational fear of getting added to a shark's sampler pack as I dabble my toes in the water. "If you get … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in the Hot Days of Summer