The End is the Beginning

It’s been a really great 2.5 years writing this blog. I’ve learned so much in this time, had great conversations, and rediscovered my passion for the written word. I owe so much of that to those of you who have participated in this community!

The time has come to move on, however, as I change the majority of my business focus to personal development and small business consulting (no worries existing massage clients, I’m still doing that too!). It’s time for this blog to wind down while I focus on the new site and newsletter.

If you like what I’ve done here, why not head over to the new site and check it out! You can read a more in-depth version of my story. I’m also inviting readers to share their own stories.

I’m so excited for this next chapter in my career, and I hope to see many of you there!

Lots of love,

Maggie O.

Be Yourself

Of course, it’s all so simple! Except it isn’t, is it? This right here, this is my life’s work. Who am I underneath all the faces I wear outside. What is it to embrace my whole self, rough edges and all? What is it like to be you? The deep down, real, totally authentic you […]

A New Blog is Born

I know I’ve been all over the place with this blog lately. Especially with all the running posts.

Blogging about running has been so much fun for me lately, but I really want to separate that out from my professional sphere. So. I started a new blog today.

Be warned: I am blogging as a regular person over there, so my language isn’t as clean as I keep it here.

For those of you who love my running posts, please check me out at: A Running Anecdote. For the rest of you, consider yourselves spared from talk of mileage, time, and blisters. Everybody wins!

A Priority Shift

Hey Everybody! I’ve had so much fun increasing my writing this last month. Watching the views, likes, and follows grow, and hearing from new people has been a true joy. Yesterday I decided to write a poem before working on a blog post. Guess what happened? I wrote a new poem! I realized that I’ve been […]

10K- Hooray!

    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. -Arthur Ashe I had a simple running goal for this year: I wanted to run an 8K before Eternal Winter returned. Imagine my surprise when that turned out to be pretty easy for me. Well, maybe not easy, but I got […]

The Future is Now

Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now. -Mattie Stepanek

I used to live in a world of somedays. There were so many things I wanted to do, but I had a hundred excuses for why I couldn’t do any of them.

“I’d love to spend a couple of hours writing in a coffee shop” I’d say to myself, “but I don’t have a laptop (and then- my laptop is too heavy) or the money to treat myself to a coffee. Not to mention nothing to say!” I thought of it as a nice, yet impossible, dream.

I had so many of those dreams and desires. What it all boiled down to was this: by waiting for everything to be perfect before I ever got started, I’d dug myself into a comfortable little rut. Sure, I was bored from lack of stimulation, and the walls were so close I couldn’t move, but getting out of it was going to require some work.

So I stayed in my rut and dreamed about all the amazing things I was going to do… someday. Inertia is serious business.

It’s not exactly like I woke up one morning and just decided to start living my dreams. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past two years reading, writing, meditating, and growing. So in a way it is like I woke up one morning and overcame my inertia.

I used one of my old standby methods; I picked a couple things. And then I did them. Achievement unlocked.

Feels good, doesn't it?
Feels good, doesn’t it?

I still have dreams that I’m putting off, of course. Doing all of the things I want to do would require me to be in several places at once. Now that I’ve found a way to work some of my dreams into my life* I no longer feel confined by things I’m not able to do right now.


*For example, I spent some time on the beach this morning, and then wrote this blog post on the patio of my favorite local coffee shop. Sure, my laptop is heavy (and let’s get real- nowhere near as awesome as my desktop), but I still manage to drag it out at least once a week.