The Sweetest Things

It has been a rough week. As much as I fight it and try to make life perfect, I have to accept the good with the bad. I am going through some tough lessons, and I’d really like to stomp my feet like a child and refuse to listen. But lo and behold…I am a…

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Life Lessons and Fake Cheese

Today I experienced something that brought to life and invigorated my senses. I tasted fine cuisine, smelled the country air, and stood in awe of creatures only seen up close by a few. Yes – I went to a country fair. The Sandwich Fair…nope – it isn’t a fair where you can taste the world’s…

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Fall Down. Get Up. Repeat.

Is there anyone out there whose life is going as planned? Is this some kind of joke? Maybe it is just me – but so far every plan I have had gets hijacked….sometimes for the better – sometimes not. I have learned to accept it. This is it. This is life. Fall down. Get up.…

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Peace, Love, and Midlife

Please tell me who I am supposed to be when I grow up, because I can’t seem to figure it out. I have always been “different.” I have never run with the crowd. I swim upstream. March to the beat of a different drum…What other cliche phrases can I use to describe myself? It used…

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Less Change, More Joy

And this is how my life goes…..I started this a month ago. Wow – how a month has flown by!……. Watching my belongings disappear into boxes today. I’ve experienced this more times than I care to count. Ok, I kind of want to count….14 times in 23 years, mostly state to state moves. Yeah, I’m…

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Frozen Pizza, Horror Movies, & Other Imperfections

  I’m pretty sure the last time I wrote in a journal I didn’t need reading glasses to see my writing. As I sit by the fire in quiet solitude, sipping wine, writing in my “Follow Your Dreams” journal, the Jason Mraz iHeart station playing for inspiration…..my angelic children are in the basement watching “Jaws…

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Silver Linings

I’m still in shock. So often in my life, I have been on fire, ready to take on the world, and then BAM! It’s done. Excitement….gone. Big life change….gone. Discouragement….here. My journey into my new career has come to an abrupt halt. I prepared ¬†for months. My confidence and excitement grew. I made a million…

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Paralyzing Choices

Sometimes it’s hard being a woman. (but not in the way Tammy Wynette claimed) In some ways the world is our oyster, and in others it’s a big, confusing boat full of too many options. Many of us are wives, mothers, working mothers, stay at home moms, home educators, writers, artists, friends, new moms beginning…

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It’s Just A New Kind Of Cool

If I was ever cool, I don’t remember it. This thought made me laugh as I put my vintage apron over my sweats and Aeropostale hoodie, so I could make chocolate chip cookies. There are silver linings everywhere. So I am getting older and maybe a little nervous about my fleeting “middle” years….BUT, I don’t…

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