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This Phoenix Speaks

Seven years in the making, my first published book, This Phoenix Speaks , is now a reality. The tireless and tiring work invested to ma...

my best

I'm doing the best I can. This is something that is true at any given moment.

There are factors that limit my ability to actually do well. Fatigue, emotional stress and distress, physical setbacks, so many things all affecting what my best looks like at any given moment. But no matter what, I am doing all I can.

And I still feel like I'm sinking. Or maybe it is just my heart sinking as I let all the rejection I have faced over the past while get under my skin.

I don't know. Everything has got to work out somehow. I strive with all I've got. That has to count for something. Somehow my best will be enough.


  1. We all feel at times that we are sinking, or that the ground beneath us is like quicksand. I've learned that - as you said - "everything has got to work out somehow." It always does. I think, "This too shall pass." You have great, untapped power within yourself - you will rise above and move ahead! (And your blog is so beautiful). Many blessings to you~

  2. I agree with Fran, we all feel that way sometime. There are days when I'm so overwhelmed with what I'm trying to accomplish that I end up feeling paralyzed. I've written a blog post for this year called Self Compassion Goals so that I won't forget to take care of myself in the hustle and bustle of life. I'm leaving you the link because I thought it might be something you'd like to consider for yourself. The goal is to do something for yourself everyday that takes care of you. Here's the link, make your own list and let me know if it helps. :) https://lisaorchard.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/6115/


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