Author Archives: lindsturner

Rolls Royces and Honda Accords

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage, Enchantment and Permission. I once had a boss that valued common sense above almost any other trait. She would categorize projects on a sliding scale between Rolls Royces … Continue reading

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The permission slip

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage and Enchantment. Way before I started this blog, I wanted to have a blog. I thought about it a lot. I had this idea about writing about … Continue reading

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Ideas that are bigger than I can figure out

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro and Courage. Have you heard of Hamilton? No, not the city – the musical. If not, please consider this the eviction notice from the rock you’ve been … Continue reading

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Curiosity and courage

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the intro. I was terrified of roller coasters when I was a kid. Each year, my family would go to Six Flags on our annual trip … Continue reading

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Big Magic-Inspired: The Ingredients

When I think about the phenomenon that was the book Eat Pray Love, I think about the pizza paragraph. It was the most vivid imagery I’d ever read. “The dough it takes me half my meal to figure out, tastes … Continue reading

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Busy enough

This past month or so has been comfortable. Painfully comfortable. My job is plugging away at a manageable pace. Regularly-scheduled activities have taken a hiatus during the summer, so less commitments. People are out of town, so less visiting. I’ve … Continue reading

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When the plan doesn’t go as planned

Nine years ago, I graduated from university. I graduated with a unique and cutting-edge degree and had been told for four years that this was going to be the ticket to a great job. The world was my oyster. Reach … Continue reading

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How lucky we are to be alive right now

The Tony Awards are my Superbowl. I spend the months leading up to it, reading, learning, watching, soaking up everything I can find. And we live in a time of YouTube and Twitter and Snapchat (I’m embarssed by that last one), … Continue reading

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My little brother’s wedding

There are a lot of emotions you go through when your little brother gets married. There’s pride. I would tell anyone that would listen (and even those that wouldn’t) that my little brother was getting married. And how could I … Continue reading

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Changing the goal

For four months in grade 3, I took piano lessons. Today, more than 20 years later, I can still play a few of the songs I learned in those four months. A few years ago around Christmas time, Christmas Canon was … Continue reading

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