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Don’t Hesitate

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is…

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The story goes like this: My heart said, Let’s be adventurers!  Shaking but steady, I took a risk. It didn’t pay off like I hoped it might. Porcelain Mary cracked. My brain said, Let’s use this opportunity to make something beautiful. Turning inward with intention, I put the universe to work and allowed myself…

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RomCom Thank You, Mom

“You should write a book about all of your dating experiences,” I’ve been told. So… maybe I will. Working title: Finger Guns Don’t Kill People. Characters/Plotlines: A cigar mouth breather, Old Bearded Ghost, the great and terrible yearbook love proclamation of 2001, Hot Dumb Cowboy, and, of course, the 3rd date…

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Letter to the Editor (Me)

[Disclaimer: This was originally intended to be a professional development blog, but it’s morphed into something much more personal.] To whom it may concern: I understand that recent events have depleted your emotional reserves and caused you to doubt yourself. Allow me to remind you that: You have rods along…

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Coming of Age

Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday. Three times eleven. Speaking of… I LOVE Stranger Things, its heroine (or is she?) Eleven, and waffles, just like Eleven. I’m turning 33 tomorrow. I was texting with a friend the other day about her 6-month plan. She feels insecure about it because most people have 5-year plans.…

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