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jane austen sketchPlain Jane: “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

-Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

Blogging is a rather vulnerable practice I have discovered. The reception of a day’s post or a random stumble onto a blog oh-so-much-better could soar or sink confidence, but I’m learning from Jane that if my “courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate,” then this should be a breeze.