Loretta's Countdown to 60

Aging on my terms - Daily musings in 500 words or so

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How Vulnerability Can Change Your Life

I was deeply honored to be featured on Catherine GraceO’s Forever Fierce podcast. She is a wonderful host that put me at ease and coaxed my story and thoughts out effortlessly.

Here’s what she had to say about the show:

“Loretta’s story will inspire you to look at vulnerability in a whole new way. Join Catherine and Loretta’s Count Down to 60 in a powerful and intimate conversation that will shift the way you think about the process of aging. On todays show you will learn:

▪️How to use the power of vulnerability to change your life.

▪️Why what you are most afraid to reveal is where your power lies.

▪️How vulnerability impacts every relationship in your life.

▪️What you can learn from letting your #ShieldsDown.

▪️Why our culture has it all wrong when it comes to aging.

▪️How writing can change your life.

▪️Why vulnerability makes us stronger Join our conversation and leave a comment below on how vulnerability has changed your life.”

Catherine GraceO
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Discovery and other scary stuff

As a blogger I, spend a fair amount of time looking at other women’s blog posts. And since there are about 200 million blogs out there, it can be a daunting task finding the ones that are of interest to me.

Most of the blogs I find are about fashion or lifestyle and it’s easy to scroll through the big photos showing us the latest style. I’ve also found blogs that are pretty confusing and busy and I get lost quickly.

And then there are the ones that I love/hate. I love them because they are so well written and draw me in, and I hate them because they are so well written and draw me in.   😉

My first reaction is how much I love the post and then the second is, ‘I’m not this good’. Which then brings up the whole, ‘what the hell am I doing’ and ‘who the hell said I could write’ thing?

But the bigger issue is I have to catch myself from copying them. Not in a plagiarism sort of way, but more of a ‘what she said’ sort of way. These women have great ideas! And, man I wish I would’ve thought of that!

This morning I discovered a blog and I like it so much I want to share it with you. Jessica is an amazing writer/poet who is funny and witty and entertaining.

If you get a chance, take a look around her site, Vinegar and Vanilla; I think you’ll enjoy it.

Vinegar and Vanilla

And I’ll try to remember that I’m good with the way I write or that I didn’t think of it first. I’ll bet I’m not the only one who has moments of self-doubt and have learned that the trick is to keep moving forward.

So today I am going to enjoy someone else’s work, share it, and then keep moving forward on mine.

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