About the Author

Jamie Grace is a two-time Grammy nominated artist, host of The Jamie Grace Podcast and author of "Finding Quiet." Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and Anxiety at a young age, she actively advocates for joy, wellness and mental health. Jamie Grace is a wife and mom in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  1. I went back to college for Paralegal. I realized I had a gift I can find laws to win a cause. At first, I was like I am too old. I am not a teenager or in my twenties. I went back graduated as Cum Laude with honors. I could say, I finished well fulfilling one of my dreams. Ladies, nothing is impossible if you place your faith in God. He will bless you with desires of your heart. He will open doors of opportunities and you will be blessed than before.

  2. We all start over during our lifetime, if we are honest, in relationships, jobs, projects etc. Every day is a start over because yesterday is gone and done!

  3. Your post spoke to me! I’ve had locs three different times and this last time, I opted to comb them out. It. Took. Me. Days. To. Start. Over. And that’s the lesson: starting over isnt easy, but it’s worth it. Thank you, thank you for this!

  4. I am learning as well to do my own hair. Its the different products that I have to buy. Some works and others don’t but it such a lot of work. I wish that I can find a salon near me that does natural hair.

  5. I needed to read this. I have been thinking about and working on a book for 4 years, and I don’t love it or feel the same energy I had when I first started. Last week I approached it a different way , starting from the beginning and it feels fresh and new! So glad I didn’t force it to an unhappy ending. I am excited about the direction it is heading now.

  6. Once I read somewhere “you have to go back to move forward.” It can be a painful but necessary move but patience is a virtue. Thank you for article and I’m happy everything worked out in its time for you.

  7. Jamie, thank you for your piece; it was so on point.

    Sometimes accomplishing a goal destined to move us forward may often mean we have to go backward— ugh! 🙄
    But as you pointed out, at times it’s necessary.

    One message inherent in your story which is a takeaway for me is that anything worth doing is worth doing well . . . even if we have to backtrack to get things back on track and get it right.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jaime . . . By the way, I’m loving the locks, Sis!😉

  8. This was so moving, Jamie. Letting go of the expectation of what we thought things would be like and shifting gears to what now makes sense feels daunting. Beginning again can disguise itself as failure when we focus on all the time spent on what did not work. Whew!! May we have the courage to stop, begin again, change direction and finish well.

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