Three Mirrors

Three Mirrors

I’ve been thinking about mirrors lately, but I’m not really sure why. Perhaps it’s because I am working on my manuscript about identity, and as I have gathered sources, the mirror has surfaced several times. I even researched the history of “mirrors,” in my nearly compulsive need to get the whole picture.

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Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

I first became aware of “blurred lines” while learning to paint with watercolors. Then I ran across that phrase again a few weeks ago while reading an article sent to me by a fellow word-lover. The art world today refers to those blurred lines as “soft edges,” although in the article, they used the word “sfumato”—a “technique for blurring the lines of a painting” made famous by Leonardo da Vinci.

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The Number Four

The Number Four

When I am working on a manuscript of my own (I also work on other authors’ manuscripts as part of my publishing business), my thoughts are not far from it in spite of all the other things going on around me. I have missed turns while driving to a familiar place because I have been thinking about something related to my topic. I’m not saying this is a good thing; I’m just saying it’s how I am made.

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Late-blooming, Zooming, Boomers

Late-blooming, Zooming, Boomers

Baby Boomers (born between 1946–1964) are a very interesting demographic. I’m interested in them because “them is us.” I am a Baby Boomer. But then so are my first two children. Alas! I wonder if it is hard for them to have their mother be in the same generational category as they are. I found out some pretty interesting details about us Boomers.

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Imposter Pitfall Number One

Imposter Pitfall Number One

I am seeing that I need to guard against comparing myself to . . . well . . . anyone. Because when I do, I end up feeling inferior, and that is not what my mind and emotions need to be concerned with at all. I know on some level that I am unique. I am an individual. I am specifically created by God for a purpose and with my own identity. That should be enough for me. But I have identity issues.

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Worrying Ahead

Worrying Ahead

Here is an excerpt from chapter three of my book:  The Impostor Affect:  A Closer Look at a Classic Case:

I had many fears in those days (during my teen years): some understandable, some not. I ‘worried ahead’ . . . much like those who ‘pay it forward.’ I created scenarios in my head and then wasted my emotional energy fretting about them. My fear of the unknown future was at times more powerful than my stress of the known reality of the day. The seeds of the impostor were planted in my childhood; they were watered during my too-brief adolescence; and they came into full bloom and then spread throughout my adult life.

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