Cordelia Newlin de Rojas

Cordelia is the voice behind, where she chronicles her parenting adventures in raising her two global girls abroad. She currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand where she home schools her children and protects her rescued dog from stray pythons.

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Overcoming Rejection Paralysis

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Most of my life has been spent nearly doing stuff. Nearly going for the degree I wanted in California; nearly taking that MTV job but chickening out. Nearly taking up my old boss’s offer to help me get a piece published in the Observer. In the end, I would systematically chicken out. Fear of failure has crippled me throughout my life. The idea of something not being good enough kept me in a state of paralysis, never attempting anything I actually wanted to do, and even things I didn’t. There was a time, twenty years ago, when the idea of … Read More