Embracing My Fears

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary What would it be like if I could turn my feelings of fear into feelings of excitement? Public speaking is a major fear for many people and I am certainly one of them. Rather than hide this fear I decided to confront it by attending a meeting of Toastmasters. I’ve made the decision that I will step out...

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New Learning Curves

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary This week was the beginning of learning a lot of new things all of which are outside of my comfort zone. This included my new job activities many of which require outside training as well as the new arena of TV production I’ve just stepped into. Today we spent time in the editing room reviewing the...

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Alive TV

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary This was an amazing experience. Decided to take a course at a local TV studio on television production. Reserved an evening to video tape several friends telling their personal handprints stories. It was my first time on camera and the first time I ever interviewed someone. I got a taste of what that was...

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Facing New Challenges

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Tonight I will be doing something completely new; interviewing people on video to have them share their handprints stories. I have never done this before, yet it feels like the next natural thing to do. I trust that everything will flow and some wonderful stories will be revealed. It will all be...

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Forget About It!

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Today was one of those days that made me wonder why I have chosen this path….it would be so much easier to just get a regular job and forget about it. Book deals, websites products, blogs; life could be a lot simpler if I wasn’t an entrepreneur…. Still you can’t change the spots on a leopard. Took...

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Is It Really That Important?

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I called a close friend this evening and she was really depressed. She just got word that a close friend of hers has a rapidly spreading type of cancer. She is frightened and shocked and numb all at the same time. I listened, empathized and offered my support. I’ve been there so many times and know how...

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Doing The Best I Can

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I’m overwhelmed today by all the tasks I have on my plate and worse stil,l I’m feeling guilty for not doing my blog everyday without fail. It makes me feel like I am falling behind. Then I look at the fact that no one really cares, these are self imposed guidelines that I have set, that set me up to...

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Power of Intention

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I found a great job on Craig’s list. It’s perfect for me because it allows me a flexible schedule, good pay and commissions based upon sales. I will be learning about antiques, going to auctions, doing estate sales and selling items online on E-bay and the website we are creating. I had prayed for...

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Hard Work

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I had no idea how difficult it is to write a great book proposal. The amount of hours it would take or the number of iterations it would go through. It’s like anything else, sometimes its best not to know how great the challenge is ahead of time but to just keep working on it until it’s done. I’ll...

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Looking In The Mirror

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I recently experienced a very distressful situation regarding someone I had befriended. At first I felt hurt and angry and most of all betrayed. Now that some time has passed I am taking stock of my part in the relationship and looking at where I must hold myself accountable. There were warning signs I...

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