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First Post for Babble is Live, Exhale

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The pressure of a first post, first page of a book, first sentence of an essay, ugh!  I’ve written and rewritten my first post for Babble so many times I can almost recite it by memory! I’m excited to say it is officially live!  Wanting to share with this new audience who I am, why I do what I do, and give an idea of what to expect from me … was the challenge.  But it came together finally, or at least I’m hoping you feel like it did too!  I had the most fun with the Photo Gallery for the post.  Talk about a walk through my own evolution of art.

If you have a moment to ready my first post on Babble, I would be so honored.

The title of today’s post is The Risks and Rewards of Committing Yourself to Your Art. 

And if you have two more seconds after you read it, will you leave me a comment on the Babble post and let me know you are out there?  Helps me feel like there are friends with me on this new path.  I know I shouldn’t be so nervous, but shoot, I just am!





  1. MeRa Koh on Facebook

    December 6th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Wow, I’m overwhelmed! First thirty minutes of this post being live and there is so much support in the comments, likes, and emails I’ve already received! Thank you to all those who have gone there already and left your goodness! I’ve also been emailed the SWEETEST notes of support from fellow Babble writers, women I have looked up to from a distance. They are the real thing, and it’s such a honor to be writing among them.

  2. Allison Vickery Gallagher

    December 6th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Awesome! As always, you spoke right to me! 🙂

  3. Amanda Mays

    December 6th, 2012 at 11:54 am

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    December 6th, 2012 at 11:54 am

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  5. Allison Vickery Gallagher

    December 6th, 2012 at 11:54 am

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  6. Lynda Smith Kennedy

    December 6th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    LOVE it (as always) & love you!

  7. Lynda Smith Kennedy

    December 6th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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  8. Jennifer Tacbas

    December 7th, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Woke up thinking of you and how good you must feel after having had a full day of soaking in this new writing opportunity with this new audience. I love your genuine, transparent self and your willingness to share with people your vulnerabilities along with your triumphs. Thank you for leading, inspiring and empowering. I cannot wait to see where your new column for Babble leads you and your readers! I am so proud of and excited for you, girl! xo

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    December 7th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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