Deep breath.  Inhale.  Exhale.  Here is the official-amazing-incredible-awesome-I-can’t-even-believe-that’s-my-name right there cover of the book.



I am literally in love with every last little detail.

And speaking of the book…

….I have an idea.

I’m thinking about putting together a launch team for So Close To Amazing.  I’d send you a book and give you behind-the-scenes access on everything going on and I’d put together a private Facebook group where we could all encourage each other and discuss what we thought of the book and ideas to promote it and we’d just generally hang out and remind ourselves that we all own our little bit of amazing and create a movement and change the world.

Or just drink coffee together.

Whichever comes first.

What do you think?

Are you in?

Oh good.  Me, too.

I’m taking applications now, so if the launch team for So Close to Amazing sounds like something you might be interested in, just e-mail me at or leave a comment on this post.

Here’s to a little encouragement changing the world. 🙂

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Leaving a Joy Trail

Leaving a Joy Trail


distressed table


Why is it that words of positive affirmation sprinkled with a little more positive affirmation sometimes are forgotten and swept aside….

…..for the sake of one negative comment.

Why does a single negative statement override hundreds of positives?


Who even gave the negative permission to take up residence and start ordering rent-to-own furniture?

I’m the first one to say “brush it off” and “who cares” and “remember how amazing you are” and “they probably still have maroon shag carpeting in their home.”  

But when it happens to me?


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So Close to Not Procrastinating

So Close to Not Procrastinating

pencils and flower

I’m almost half-way through writing the book.

(Just between us I cannot even believe I just typed that sentence).

It took me a couple of weeks to figure out a writing system, but once I did everything got so much easier.

Here’s my book writing system.

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Almost So Close to Amazing

Almost So Close to Amazing

bedroom with wood ceiling

I had my first perm when I was in high school.


Hold the phones and some horses.

I feel the need to go all Star Wars the prequel and preface that statement with a few facts.

1.  I have a lot of hair.  Like enough for myself and some friends.

2.  No judgement.  Perms were a thing.  Like stirrup pants and earrings that looked like door knockers.

3.  My hair has ADD.  It can’t make up its mind whether it’s curly or straight.  On the top it’s wavy.  Simple, classic waves with a hint of curl and then you lift up the hair and there’s a whole other layer going on.

Business on the top.

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