Author Archives: lindsturner

Story Gathering: What I’m certain of

I decided I was going to go to Story Gathering while I drove home from a particularly bad day at work in April. This was a creativity conference I had been following for a few years, and came up with … Continue reading

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I quit my job

  I’ve thought a lot about writing those words and this post. This blog is supposed to be about choosing butterflies, choosing to do things that are hard. And for the last year and a half, I was choosing comfortable. … Continue reading

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No longer and not yet

Last fall, my dad had to be rushed to the hospital with severe chest pains. They quickly stabilized him, but they knew something was wrong. For about a week, we lived in limbo – we knew things were about to … Continue reading

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Adults need thermometers too

Twice this year I’ve been sick. And by “sick”, I mean fetal-position-on-the-bathroom-floor, puking-while-driving-(twice), can’t-watch-food-commercials sick. I guess this was life’s payback for years of bragging that I never get sick. Lesson learned. And while I typically enjoy the perks of … Continue reading

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Your gifts

I had the opportunity to hear Jo Saxton speak a few weeks ago. About a week after I faced why I hadn’t been writing lately. “That way you have with words, that way you have with numbers, that way you … Continue reading

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Why I haven’t written

“You haven’t posted anything on your blog in a long time. Why?” I was out for dinner a few weeks ago with two dear friends who love me and call me out on my crap. “I don’t know,” I shrugged. … Continue reading

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A shared agreement to keep going

I’ve always loved friends. As a kid, my first thought each day was wondering who I’d call to come over and play (or “hang out” when I decided I was too old to play). I was shy, but made friends … Continue reading

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Hurry and slow

As a kid, I never did anything quickly. I was born a month past my due date. I didn’t learn to walk until I was almost 18-months old. And once I learned to walk, I still took my time. I … Continue reading

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Vacation brain in real life

I haven’t posted anything on this blog in four months. I swore I’d never let that happen. For almost four years, it didn’t. It’s not that I didn’t have things to write about in those four months. A lot happened. … Continue reading

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Butterflies aren’t always sexy

When I first started thinking about choosing butterflies—choosing things that take me out of my comfort zone and give me butterflies—I thought about things that were exciting and inspiring. Travelling the world, volunteering in an exciting way, quitting a job … Continue reading

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