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When You Can’t Stand the Sound of Your Own Voice, Stop Listening

I may finally be a certifiable geek. No, I'm not tech savvy. Not by those standards.

But I've learned more about recording audio tracks in the past couple of weeks than I ever wanted to know. I even made my dim brain read acres and acres of instructions in forums. I trained my blind eye to online tutorials. I took notes.

And I recorded Not Without My Father.

TWICE.

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A Special Toy for 2015

"What's this?" I eyed MTM over a square box. Maybe I blushed at the picture on the front.

Maybe.

Curved handle. Multi-speed buttons. Attachments for that "special place." Tubes of "accessories." A charging cradle.

"It's waterproof," I squealed. "You mean, I can even use it in the shower???"

MTM whipped out his most indulgent pose.

You guys know the one.

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Being the Change I Want to See

snow whiteIf 2014 taught me one thing, it’s this: Life = Change. Planned changes, like closing my consulting firm after a decade. In 2015, when someone asks me what I do, will it still feel weird to say, “I’m a writer!”??

Unplanned changes are the ones that get us. I mean, right? MTM shattered his collarbone in a freak accident. I am microscopically regaining sight in my right eye.

I planned time for things that didn’t materialize, surprised by how I mourned them. Letting go isn’t always easy, even when we know it’s time.

And that’s kind of how I feel about this space as I greet you today.

I’ve been blogging here since 2010. I’ve made friends, met my people. Shared Life in all its crazy iterations. Somehow, I became a writer.

And writers need official websites. (At least, that’s what the marketers keep telling me.)

So.

One week from today, January 5, 2015, my new author website will debut at andrawatkins.com!!!!! A slick repository for my writing, public appearances, photography, and yes, this blog. Robust enough to handle professional video with almost limitless plug-ins to showcase my work. I really hope you like it.

But that means Life = Change.

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I’m looking forward to 2015. To meeting more of you. To seeing some of you again. To hearing about the memories you’re inspired to make during the Make a Memory campaign. To calling myself a writer and knowing I’m all in.

All Is Merry and Blind

Christmas week. Less than a month until two books launch. And I'm legally blind in my right eye.

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