Cleveland 2:03 a.m.

I really should go to bed. This is especially true, since I did not go to bed last night. I took a quick nap from 5:00-7:00 a.m., but I don’t think that really counts. Later this morning I will be filming two PBS segments and one would think I would be eager to lose the bags under my eyes. But, empty hotel rooms do not make me happy and so I often have a hard time going straight to bed. I did sleep quite well on the flight from Spokane to Denver. Anyway, wanted to share a great quote from a book called Living Out Loud, by Keri Smith. This is from Keri’s list of 10 things to do if you want to make a living doing what you love. Since I get to do what I love, and call it work, and since I’m still so surprised by the serendipity of it all, I like reading these kinds of insights from the experts [especially in list form] — so, without any further delay, here’s #10:

“Don’t worry about your talent or capability. It is not yours to judge, and it will grow and change over time. Do not ask, “Why am I doing this? Is this right?” Freaking out about what you should be doing does not move you forward. ENJOY THE PROCESS. Starting can be the most overwhelming part, but it is also exciting and full of possibilities. Change can be intimidating, unfamiliar, terrifying, and downright uncomfortable. Your life is too rich, and you are too powerful, to have anything less than what you truly deserve. You have a responsibility to do what you love every day, to become your most authentic, powerful self, to share your passion with the rest of the world, and to live up to the spirit that is in you.

The universe is waiting …”

I for one am grateful that Keri Smith is doing what she loves, which is encouraging me to do more of what I love [stay tuned] and on that note, I’m off to bed.


  1. That’s EXACTLY why i am learning to play the guitar as of last Friday!
    Love you!
    Hey…can i post a link to your blog on my blog? Come on….come on…..
    say YAY!

  2. Yea! Just heard about your blog…so excited!
    I love Keri Smith’s book. That quote is one of my all-time personal favorites. It makes me stop and think every time I read it.

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