Posts Tagged with "nice moments"

What does Your Childhood Reveal about what You Should be Doing Now?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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What does Your Childhood Reveal about what You Should be Doing Now?

In September I traveled to San Francisco to attend Cheryl Dolan‘s Platinum Presence workshop. It was pretty magical. I met some really amazing women, and I learned a lot of techniques that helped me prepare for my seminar. But the whole weekend was pretty revelatory. One of the exercises she had us do — the […]

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What it Means to be an Amateur

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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What it Means to be an Amateur

There’s nothing like a peaceful lake with the airy sounds of recorder music, and long conversations with your mom, to bring out your pensive side. Before leaving for music camp, someone on Twitter asked me what I would be learning there. It struck me as an odd question, and I actually had to think about […]

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Using Your Multipotentiality as a Test, and the Power of Human Connection

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Using Your Multipotentiality as a Test, and the Power of Human Connection

What do you do when you meet someone new, share a bit about your projects, and they react negatively or seem uninterested? Do you take it personally, or could their reaction just be a sign that they’re not right for you? I had two experiences over the last week that got me thinking about the […]

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Grendel

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Grendel

It’s 6am. I’m sitting on a futon in an apartment that’s brimming with potential, but presently bare. My brain is fried from the heat of the night. My body aches from carrying that microwave home yesterday. Over the last three weeks, my work has suffered, my social life has suffered, my sleeping hours have diminished. […]

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Meeting a New Family Member

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Meeting a New Family Member

I remember the day well. I was 7 years old. My dad and I drove to the airport to pick up my mom, who had been in Romania for a very long three weeks. She came through the gate, beaming. She walked up to us and introduced me to my new little brother– a tiny, […]

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Magic Days in Santa Cruz

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Magic Days in Santa Cruz

I was all ready to sit down at a cafe and write about confidence, or following your dreams, or something. But then I met someone and everything changed. Imagine jangling crystal jewelery, curly silver hair, a maternal energy. She turned to me in line and asked how my day was going. I mentioned that this […]

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The Common Languages of Blogging, Music and Multipotentiality

Monday, October 17, 2011

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The Common Languages of Blogging, Music and Multipotentiality

Every day I wake up and give thanks for the fact that I’m here. Not just here, as in alive (though I do that too), but thanks for the fact that I’m in Portland, Oregon. Sometimes I’ll express my gratitude on a jog or bike ride to whatever coffee shop will be making up my […]

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My Tumultuous Relationship with the Violin, and Why Some Interests Deserve a Second Chance

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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My Tumultuous Relationship with the Violin, and Why Some Interests Deserve a Second Chance

I started begging for violin lessons when I was three. My mom played the violin (when she wasn’t painting or being a psychology professor). Dad played the piano (when he wasn’t studying his Scrabble words or being a music education professor). (Does that about explain me?) The violin was a no-brainer. To me, it was […]

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