Empty Nest, Abundant Life

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Taking the Plunge

high dive

I’ve planned for and anticipated the launch of this blog for months.  Yet as is so often my way, I procrastinated and worried about how others would judge my writing.   I have determined that today is the day…no more fear, no more excuses!

I feel much like I did the summer after 5th grade as I climbed the many steps up the ladder to the high dive at our local swim club.  My knees shook as I edged towards the end of the board.  I arrived at my launching point and stared down at the water below.  I was faced with a choice.  I could turn around, retrace my steps, and experience failure or I could close my eyes and jump.  I could hear those in line behind me growing restless and impatient as I stood motionless.  Then, in an instant, I confidently hurled myself downward.  The momentary terror transformed into a thrilling confidence as successfully splashed into the cool water.  I’d completed what I’d set out to do, and nobody could take that accomplishment from me!

So now, as I stand at the edge of the blogosphere, knees shaking and heart racing, I hold my breath, plug my nose, and bellow, “3, 2, 1, go!” as I dive in.




  1. Connie Hadidian

    March 10, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Julie! Your blog looks wonderful, I am sooooo excited for you! I can’t wait to regularly tune in and learn from you ~ you are an inspiration, congrats!

  2. I am so, so, so glad you took the plunge! You have blessed me already!

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