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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Step 1 to What's Next

This year I turn 37. One step closer to the big "four-oh." I'm not sure if that means I'm entitled to a mid-life crisis...but, I'm definitely feeling I'm in transition. Again.

Anyone who knows me is familiar with all the many hats I have worn and continue to wear. I've been an actress, voice over talent, improv player, radio co-host, traffic reporter, newspaper reporter, PR and media consultant, business owner, columnist, editor, publisher — all while being a wife, mother, daughter, friend, teacher, yoga enthusiast, triathlon competitor, organizing geek, Twitter addict, taxi service, artist, church volunteer, neighbor...the list goes on.

I've always enjoyed writing and was challenged today, by an acquaintance, to blog regularly for the next 28 days — until my birthday on July 28. She said I'd find out some clues about where I need to go next. My belief in "writing it down" has been proven time and time again to work. So, this blog is just that...a journey to discover what I need to do or where I need to go next.


  1. OMG...I had this huge comment posted, but there was an error and I lost it all. DANG IT!

  2. OK - since that one worked, I'll type it again...

    At an NLP session, we considered talking to yourself in your younger/older years. For instance, what would you tell 26 year old self if you had the chance? When I was 26, I was a basket case - completely nutso. If I could talk to myself, MAN...the conversation we'd have! Now, imagine yourself at 46, looking back at your life today. What would you want to tell yourself? I know it might sound nutty, but thinking this way calms me down a little. I know that I'll be OK and life will bring what it's SUPPOSED to bring.

    Looking forward to reading more! See you soon!

  3. This idea to "blog" it out reminds me a little of something I heard about Abraham Lincoln. Before expressing anger etc, Lincoln would write a letter and then sit on it before sending it. He could get the emotion out first and then decide what was appropriate to communicate to someone else. I believe that writing has many powers. Besides being cathartic, writing can definitely help us figure out who we are and where we are going. I think your blog project sounds like an excellent way to plan your path. Can't wait to read what you come up with!

  4. Pam --

    I second Liz's comment. We write because we have something we to say and because we want to find our voice. Or, sometimes in more business terms, something we know or are expert at, but also must learn more about.

    I too am looking forward to watching this unfold.

    My best,
    Whitney (signed in as my daughter)


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