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,…

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 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…

Presence Not Withheld

I tend to avoid New Year resolutions, but I do want to continue living here in this heart posture: just as I have been promised, so will I try to extend.

Delighted

With every month that passes, I look at the calendar and say, “how did we get here?!” “How is it already August?” In many ways, I continue feeling like I’m stuck in a weird purgatory and in reality, it’s still January. But, it’s not and my brain just cannot seem to compute.

012 – Song of Evolution

We’re kicking off Season 2 of the Podcast today with thoughts on evolution in song, culture, career, and learning. Angela Wiggins is a Leadership Coach and Founder of Earnest Journey, facilitating serious growth for not-so-serious people.

His Cup of Tea

March 19, 1989. I had to look up the actual date, but the time itself is easy to remember. I first made a profession of faith on Palm Sunday when I was eight years old. I was baptized the following week on Easter Sunday. Thirty-one years later, I realize I made this decision before I…