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On the Labels We use to Describe Ourselves

Today, The NotMom published a short essay that I wrote. You can read the entire post here.

I have spent my whole life feeling like I am nothing more than average. I have always been average and I would always be average. There has never been anything exceptional about me. I didn’t participate in sports as a kid. I didn’t win awards or get top grades. I possessed no discernible talent that set me apart from my peers. All of us - every single one of us from all walks of life - have thoughts that tell us we aren't good enough or smart enough or pretty enough. If you think you're average and you act that way, then you are average.

I say we stop believing our self doubt and do something to change our lives today! 

Music in Western North Carolina

At the end of 2012, local editor Steve Shanafelt reached out to me to see if I would be interested in a project. WNC Woman Magazine was putting together an issue about the music of the region.

For various reasons, the special music issue wasn't able to happen but this weekend both of the articles that I wrote and/or contributed to were posted at the website. I am very proud of these pieces and really happy that they are finally available.

From WNC as a Haven for Music and Dance:

If you’re not from a region that is so embracing of music and dance (and artistic and creative expression in general), it can cause a bit of culture shock. And if you truly love those things, it’s a very hard place to leave. Sure, the wages can be low and the cost of living high, but that’s a small price to pay to be around such cultural vitality. You can read the entire article here

From The WNC Music Glossary:

You would be much more “into” the Asheville music scene if you just understood the lan…