So I printed off a very, very, very, very rough draft today. There’s no introduction, transitions, or conclusion. There’s not even a title yet. The chapters are incomplete and I have a feeling there may be several more chapters yet to write. BUT, This is a huge deal!!!! Im so excited. Im going to read […]

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I’m over the rough draft hump 🐪! 🎉 (At least I think I am anyways.) I’m over half way there! I have about 4-5 chapters left. So I’m taking a moment to celebrate! I’m breathing in and exhaling slowly…right now. I’m letting it encourage me, because Lawd knows I need it! I’ve had some highs […]

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@abdullahbirdsong messaged me today and gave me this fantastic illustration for this rough-draft writing stage I’m currently in. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ “Ideas when they first hit paper are akin to a lump of clay before the potter puts his hands on it. Editing is both the spin of the wheel and the creative genius of the potter […]

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Keep going. There’s still a ton of work to be done to get this darned rough draft finished. Everyday, I’m just throwing thoughts into words. I had one friend ask can I read some of it. The answer was a resounding No! This is messy, ugly and I feel embarrassed by the work I’m turning […]

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I started journaling when I was 16. It’s one of the healthiest things you can do. By writing your life down, it allows an opportunity to live consciously. Later on, it allows yourself to go back and look at moments of your life – when your perspective is more 20/20 – pull out the lessons […]

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The emergence of yesterday’s “more clarified” outline, gave me today’s direction. I have completed 5 or so rough draft chapters. This is HUGE! 🎉 My goal is to finish all the rough draft chapters by DAY #15. (Remember that the rough drafts should be – well – rough. I would be embarrassed if anyone read […]

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Day #7: 90 Day Book Launch

DAY #7: Let me catch you up on the past few days. I had a pretty tough day on day #5. The night before, I was pulled out of a dead sleep by a horrific dream in the middle of the night. For me, sleep and creativity are inextricably connected. I struggled hard on day […]

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Messy Life: Bonus Episode

💥 BONUS EPISODE: AUG 15! 💥 Dr. Joel and Casey discuss their highly caffeinated marital confrontation over — of all things — coffee! ☕️ This married duo, vulnerably bears all — in true Messy Life fashion. In this hilarious episode you will learn how healthy confrontation can produce more trust. Trust is the foundation of […]

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DAY #4: 90 Day Book Journey

Prior to starting this crazy journey, I created a rough outline for the book. (I needed to have some sort of an idea of where I was heading with this thing.) But as I’ve been writing this week, I haven’t followed it very closely – at all 😳. I’ve let myself be creative and follow […]

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