I may not know you, but I know where you are.
I’ve been in that place, the place where you’re standing this very second, or the one you may not have the strength to even stand in anymore.
It’s that spot that we all get stuck in if we live and love long enough; that suffocating, hopeless, heavy place called Not OK.
Sometimes we see it all coming from a long way off. Sometimes the ominous clouds gather far in the distance, and as much as we try to look away or run away or pray it away, it hits us anyway; cruel and relentless in its fury.
Sometimes it sneaks up on us in the soft brightness of simple joy; jumping out from behind the bushes, and in a vicious second; a phone call, an impact, a decision, we’re there.
The worst part about not being OK, is that once…
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“She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.” -Beau Taplin
It has been over a month since my last post, and I have come to the conclusion that regardless of what I am dealing with, people come to read my blog, and a few rely on it. So putting aside myself, I am back, not because life has been easy, but I want to feel unstoppable. I have put so much pressure on myself these past couple of months, that I realized I needed to ease up on myself. How often do we not know what to do next? If we would all just learn to ease up, we could see how much more we could accomplish. When we are constantly forcing ourselves, the forcing ends up turning into fear. With fear in our way, it is impossible for…
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photo: Deborah Lee Luskin
So many people responded to my last post about fair use of images on the internet that a follow-up post is in order.
Many readers didn’t know anything at all about copyrights, and many of you reblogged the post. Thank you; this is information we all need to know. As I learned, ignorance is not a defensible excuse, so keep spreading the word and be sure you have permission to use the images you find. This permission comes in three basic categories:
- Out of copyright and free to anyone to use.
- Free to use with permission and credit.
- Available with permission for a fee.
Since most bloggers don’t earn money from their blogs, few of us can afford either to pay for images or pay fines for using images without permission. But there are a wealth of sources for available photos as I learned…
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