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Free to Fake it ‘Til You Make it

Free to Fake it 'Til You Make it

I’ve spent a good bit of my life heading into things I have never done before, things I have never been taught how to do. Oftentimes, I have no clue of what I’m getting myself into. For some crazy reason that has never stopped me; I just go full speed ahead.

Whether it was zip lining with my 13-year-old, producing my first music video, writing my first book or paragliding off the Bavarian Alps, I jumped in even though I was completely and utterly terrified. And I do mean terrified―night sweats often entered my world when I ventured into something new that I knew I was completely unqualified for (and they were not created by menopause).

I find I am not alone.

I loved this quote from Tina Fey from when she was facing a new challenge…

“I was a little excited but mostly blorft. “Blorft” is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day for the past seven years” (Tina Fey, Bossypants).

So from here on out I am going to call it “blorft” too. Ladies, join me in the art of blorft.

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Darlene, President of The Grit and Grace Project, is crazy enough to jump in the deep end then realize she may not have a clue where she’s landed. She has spent her adult life juggling careers in the music business, been an author, a video producer, and also cared for her family ... some days drowning, other days believing she’s capable of synchronized swimming.

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