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Taking The Long Way Around

   Well, I fought with a stranger and I met myself
I opened my mouth and I heard myself
It can get pretty lonely when you show yourself
Guess I could have made it easier on myself

But I, I could never follow
No I, I could never follow

Well, I never seem to do it like anybody else
Maybe someday, someday I'm gonna settle down
If you ever want to find me I can still be found
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around
Taking the long way
Taking the long way around

Maybe i have just been too worried about doing it "right."
Maybe I should be worried about just doing it.
Trust the process.
Trust Myself.
Trust that, in the words of the amazing Marie Forelo,  that crazy dream I've buried deep inside, yeah, THAT one, is the one I'm supposed to follow.
Trust more. Seek acceptance less.

I know have something to say. Something to offer. I may not always be sure exactly what that is, but I have finally realized (and accepted) that sitting around waiting for the vague image of what I want my blog to be, do, say, to become clear, "is not manifesting the glory of God that is within me", that is within all of us.

My daughter doesn't wait to dance until she knows all the steps perfectly. She just does it. Over and over again if necessary, until she gets it right, and she feels no shame about not having it right the first time. she doesn't "play small." She just gets out there and shines. She inherently knows that the power and beauty of dance already lies within her and at the same time knows that the only way to access it, to show it to the world is to... well....dance...(as if the world isn't watching) and there is such beauty in that it often brings me to tears.

Zoe DancingIt is time to Challenge

Challenge myself to trust

It is time to Commit

Commit to myself

It is time to Create

Create my voice

It is time to dance!



What Makes You Beautiful

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson

There is a beautiful reciprocity in parenting. As I watch my children shine, be fearless, be beautiful, I am strengthened to do the same. They then are able to see their mother, fearless and beautiful move through life, and encouraged, are able to fearlessly and beautifully move through theirs and the cycle continues...

What makes you beautiful?


You're insecure,
Don't know what for


You're turning heads when you walk through the door




Don't need make up to cover up        




 Being yourself is enough







Everyone else in the room can see it,
Everyone else but you 


Baby you light up my world like nobody else





The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed 

But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,
You don't know,
Oh oh,
You don't know you're beautiful


If only you saw what I can see,
You'll understand why I want you so desperately

Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe,
You don't know,
You don't know you're beautiful

That's what makes you beautiful!