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307 Days ’til 40: Are You Lurking in Shadows or Living Your Life???

This post struck a deep chord with me. I have a long history of lurking in the safety of my lonesome castle, and no insightful parent encouraged me to venture forth into the world; taking risks, confronting fears, finding out who I am in the process. To this day I struggle to claim my gifts, finish what I start, embrace success.

Of course, all that brooding, non-stop reading and fantasy-worlding can perhaps be credited for my creative vein developing as strongly as it did, so this is not meant to be an ode to self-pity 🙂 I am touched every day by insights from blogs like 400 days’til 40, and I feel less discontent with my achingly slow progress.

The self-portrait above expresses a lot of my fears, longing, and yes, hope!

Fortuitous Forty!!!

A human being is only breath and shadow. ~ Sophocles

Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being. ~ Dale Turner

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