An Obvious Calling

As a natural performer from age 3, I’ve always loved the spotlight. It was never a problem to sing, dance, or act – spouting lines and lyrics from the artists who created them. But public speaking? That was a big bag of NOPES. As I got older and had to do more speaking for school,…

‘Tis the Season for a Love Story

I grew up in a Southern Baptist church, where my dad was a deacon and my mom sang in the choir. I remember sitting by myself, drawing with my best friend, or taking a nap in those Louisiana pews. I learned the Bible early – all the stories and the “right” things to say. I…

A Perfectly Imperfect Christmas

Upon logging in and dusting off the blog this morning, I discovered that somewhere between Days 55 and 100 of The 100-Day Project, I quit. One of the big lessons of 2022 for me was (and continues to be) unraveling perfectionism. I remember having conversations around job interviews as a newly graduated young professional; I…

Week Eight of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep8: Week Eight of #The100DayProject Y’all. We are PAST the halfway point of #The100DayProject! You may or may not have noticed that I’ve taken a little hiatus. I actually anticipated taking off this week because I was on a retreat, but last week…

Week Six of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep7: Week Six of #The100DayProject I had a thought on Day 40: 10 more days and I’ll be halfway through at Day 50 and then I just do all this over again. No big deal! I really can’t believe how fast time has…

Week Five of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep6: Week Five of #The100DayProject Week Five. Can you believe it? Now that we’re in the ballpark of Day 30, I’m remembering my first attempt at The 100-Day Project two years ago… and I actually quit around this time. It feels like a…

Week Four of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep5: Week Four of #The100DayProject There’s a meme going around the internet that lists the months of the year and says Tennessee actually has 12 seasons: Winter Fool’s Spring Second Winter Spring of Deception Third Winter The Pollening Actual Spring Summer Hell’s Front…

Week Three of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep4: Week Three of #The100DayProject Very early into the 2020 shutdown, my favorite global creative organization CreativeMornings was quick to pivot their programming to virtual. They created what are now known as CM FieldTrips and these were such a lifeline to me in…

Week Two of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep3: Week Two of #The100DayProject My husband came in this week and asked if it was Monday. It was actually Wednesday. We both agreed this week was running full speed ahead and neither of us knew why. Didn’t I just publish the Week…

Week One of The 100-Day Project

This post is a transcription of the Starting with a Song Podcast, S3Ep2: Week One of #The100DayProject Hey friends! It’s good to be back so soon into Week One of The 100-Day Project. How are things going for you? It’s been a weird one here in Nashville ranging from 72 degrees, dipping into the 30s…