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This podcast is about being present. It is also about playful creativity and other things like curiosity, connection, happy colors and dark chocolate. I’m your host Stacy Julian. I am a life enthusiast with a Library of Memories and this is where we talk about people, places, things and solutions—as we do I hope you will find inspiration for living your life and telling your story—because you have exactly enough time!

Exactly Enough Time Stacy Julian

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This podcast is about being present. It is also about playful creativity and other things like curiosity, connection, happy colors and dark chocolate. I’m your host Stacy Julian. I am a life enthusiast with a Library of Memories and this is where we talk about people, places, things and solutions—as we do I hope you will find inspiration for living your life and telling your story—because you have exactly enough time!

    Creative Growth

    Creative Growth

    If you have a really great idea or feel curious about a new venture, creative growth is calling. Are you ready? 
    In today’s episode I’m sharing one of the most helpful concepts ever—something I learned from Todd Henry many years ago—on his long running podcast Accidental Creative.




    This is the illustration I spoke about in the episode. I LOVE the idea of a curve that represents our potential to keep on discovering, learning, iterating, sharing and ultimately growing in life. It all depends on whether we choose to be CURIOUS, or as Steve Jobs puts it, “Stay Hungry!”


























    “Curiosity is the cure for boredom. There is no cure for curiosity!”

    — Ellen Parr

    If you want to learn more about the phases of creative growth and where and why we sometimes feel stuck, I recommend chapter 3 of Todd Henry’s book, Louder Than Words
























    On his website, Accidental Creative, Todd writes about where we get stuck and what to do about it and says that both imitation (emulation) and crisis are extra tricky phases because they both represent a point of decision where you can remain doing what you’re doing—with the skills you’ve acquired, OR you can take a leap and begin something—either a more personal iteration of what you already do well—by diverging or an even bigger jump into something related but NEW. Moving into and through these phases can feel scary, because they represent uncharted territory with no guarantees. These phases require vulnerability and that special mix of humility and confidence, but both move you forward and result in growth. I can’t tell you how often I have used these ideas in my own head to help me identify where I am and where I want to go next.

    I’m so grateful to my listeners—and a special thanks this week to Paige Sellers, who sent me a SpeakPipe message. She will receive a Story Starter kit from Close To My Heart ❤️.
    Next week, I’ll be teaching at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can learn more about this phenomenal event—and how to listen in on some of the best classes via the FREE Live Stream HERE.
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    • 32 min
    My Podcast Party

    My Podcast Party

    I did it!I created a podcast and stuck with it for ONE FULL YEAR. Now, that is something worth celebrating. And in today’s episode, I get to share some of the things I’ve learned along the way—I will also share messages from YOU, my listeners—starting with a wonderful SURPRISE message that I received from Veronica Hugger, when on the School of Podcasting podcast, she chose Exactly Enough Time as her favorite podcast for 2019. Whaat?? Wow! Thanks Veronica 🎙❤️




    I am hoping your take away today is an empowering one—that when you feel inspired and excited to try something new, to make, build, create, organize or produce something that is all YOURS that you believe you can, because truly, “If Stacy can, anybody can!”
    HUGE shout out to the following listeners, who’s messages I’m sharing today AND to Close To My Heart for sponsoring this show with Story Starter kitsAmy McGrewSonja GortzakTanya NapierEstelleKim OleaRobbie GinseliTunes review from melchappyDebbie BehlingTiffany WakaswerAnneMarie DayKatie Boyleand, my son, Taft ❤️

    • 31 min
    Never Say Never

    Never Say Never

    This week’s episode is a FUN approach to telling your story. It involves making a list of experiences you NEVER thought you would have in your life thus far. As I share some of the items on my list, I will also share connected experiences as a reminder that any point on our life’s timeline is a crossroad of intersecting storylines. Please don’t put off telling your stories because you don’t know where to start.
    START anywhere. Start with a list of #notever in my wildest imaginations did I ever think …
    I would go skydiving
    I would adopt
    I would travel to Africa
    I would own and LOVE a snake!!




    I actually shared Larry in a video and a blog post back in August of 2018.Click here if you want to actually SEE me with Larry!
    To learn more about snakes and owning them as pets, we LOVE the Snake Discovery website and their videos on YouTube 🐍
    And if you would like to enter the drawing for a Story Starter kit, leave me a comment below!
    As always, thanks for listening.

    • 27 min
    Catching Up with Wendy

    Catching Up with Wendy

    I couldn’t be more thrilled to (finally) have my dear friend, Wendy Smedley on the show with me today. We’ll spend the first several minutes sharing how our paths crossed and a few of the adventures we’ve shared together—good and hard! Then I invite Wendy to talk about what’s she doing now. Wendy is the Marketing Manager for FamilySearch International—she knows a thing or two about getting started with genealogy and discovering your broader family narrative. Wendy is also recently divorced and opens up about shifting our stories during life’s inevitable changes—and be sure to click through to the show notes to see a photo of Wendy and her FIVE sons …




























    Wendy is so resilient and determined—she says of herself, “I am fiercely independent” but she shares how a recent injury—with an extended recovery has given her the opportunity to allow people into her life to help her walk. In my opinion, Wendy is a beautiful example of harvesting wisdom from difficulty. I’m so delighted to share her perspective with YOU!


    “Losing my ability to WALK has really strengthened by ability to SEE. ”

    — Wendy Smedley





























    If you’re interested in getting started with family history research, click HERE. FamilySearch is the world’s largest genealogical website with over 7 MILLION pages views a day and they have so many family friendly ways to discover your past. Wendy would love to answer any specific questions you have. Leave a comment below and I’ll help connect you with the expert 😀. There are some amazing things headed our way in the world of ancestry exploration and if you’re interested, there’s no better place to learn than RootsTech. Go HERE to learn more and get registered. I’ll be teaching a class on Thursday, February 27th at 9:00am—I am one of only about 300 classes—so there is truly something for everyone.
    Additional LINKS:Wendy is currently using Future Self Journaling prompts as part of her morning ritual.
    I play a portion of the song, Windy by the band, The Association.

    • 45 min
    College Prep with Friends

    College Prep with Friends

    My son, Taft has enjoyed a remarkable friendship with a group of 4 other kids (now adults) throughout his middle and high school years. There were many study groups, school events, birthday parties, movie nights and late night/early morning meet-ups at Sherry’s for pie shakes.
    Each of these people are now attending a different institution of higher learning 😊 so when they all returned home last fall I gathered them into one room to chat—with a microphone!
    I told them I have a lot of moms who listen to my podcast and that they would be my panel of expert college freshmen. I asked them what they did in High School that prepared them well, what about college has been exactly as they imagined and what has surprised them. I asked them what they miss most about their former life and what they absolutely love about now. And finally, I asked them to share some advice for those headed into the world of adulting!




    I think you’ll enjoy this conversation with … Shawn, attending Georgetown UniversityCasey, attending Gonzaga UniversityTaft, attending Brigham Young UniversityKali enrolled at Whitman College and Keandra, who is taking classes at Spokane Community College.
    After I recorded our conversation—as I was driving home, I decided that our world and its future are in good hands!
























    Speaking of FRIENDS and learning, I am having a BLAST teaching 20in20 and I’m so impressed with the community that is growing there.
    Here are just 3 reasons people have signed up for this class!
    B/c before my daughter was born (5.5 years ago) I used to scrapbook all the time and I MISS IT SO MUCH. I need help figuring out a way to: make the time and when I do make the time, get right to the heart of pictures, words, fun paper.
    I love the ideas you have and your thought process and I want to make things and not collect supplies. It made me so excited to think about the concept of 20 finished projects!
    I signed up primarily for 2 reasons: 1) Stacy! I love her classes and philosophies and have found I can apply what I learn from her to all areas of my life. 2) I haven’t scrapbooked in a couple of years and am eager to resume, especially since my hubby & I will become empty nesters in the fall. After years of life being all about the kids, it’s time to reconnect with my hobbies, my spouse, and others. It’s definitely a season of changing relationships for me!
    Use promo code PODCAST to join and save!

    I opened this episode with I’ll Be There For You, by The Rembrandts. Watch the official YouTube music video.

    • 44 min
    What is Needed with Cathy Zielske

    What is Needed with Cathy Zielske

    Three to five times a week, I do ONE FULL minute of jumping jacks—try it before you laugh. This effort kicks off one of my 15-minute workouts that I can do alone or in combination with my other 15-minute workout. In today’s episode you’ll discover WHY jumping jacks and you’ll undoubtedly gain some insight into your own self-care as we move forward in 2020. My guest is Cathy Zielske, long-time friend, brilliant YouTube card designer and super-experienced wellness guide and visionary instructor of FIT, an online class and community dedicated to documenting your self-care story. Now, that’s a sentence, but if anyone deserves it, it’s Cathy. Cathy is invested in making real and lasting changes for herself and others and she inspires her students precisely because she is in the trenches with them—she is genuine and honest as well as interested in and committed to the often messy experience of taking responsibility for one’s own life.




    Right now Cathy is focused on launching her 2020 FIT course and she has exactly enough time to paint her nails at home. Read this blog post to get the scoop on that!
    LEARN MORE about Cathy. SIGN Up for your FIT class.
























    Huge THANKS to Close to My Heart for sponsoring this episode and generously providing listener Kelly from Virgina with a Story Starter kit, from the Story by Stacy line of products.
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    • 48 min

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