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The girl with five names

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My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging others doesn’t feel so good either. I put it out into the Universe this week that I was going to get better at handling judgment from the outside world and from people that I love very much (little bit […]

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Popular and Best Aren’t Synonyms

As a teenager, shockingly, I was really good at remembering that being popular and choosing what was best for me were oftentimes very different things and that choosing what was best for me really outweighed caring whether I was popular or not. Then I grew up and needed a reminder. So, I am breaking it […]

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Write. Redefine. Thank. or Why I am Grateful to be a Stage 5 Clinger…

Relentless. The word most used by my family to describe me. And up until about a week ago, I thought it was a bad thing. Then I realized I actually need to thank my family for giving me that descriptor. It’s actually the very best thing about me.So, maybe those words that have become associated […]

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You Bet Your Booty I’m Relentless

My Dad, who might I add, loves me very, very much ascribed an adjective to my normal state of being from the time I was about two years old. Relentless. And wasn’t that the truth. I think at the time he didn’t necessarily think it was to my benefit, mostly I think I drove him […]

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Apr 24
Inspiration

I Finally Found a Game I Can Always Win

Grocery shopping has always been one of my favorite things. I associate grocery shopping with independence…call me crazy, but it’s true. When I turned 16 and got my driver’s license I would ask my Dad if he needed anything from the grocery store and I would always find something we needed, drive there and experience […]

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The Only Time Audrey Hepburn Has Ever Steered Me Wrong…

I was sitting at my desk this morning when I looked over at one of my paperweights with one of my very favorite quotes ever. Except for this time when I looked at it I got angry. Have you ever heard this section of one of Audrey Hepburn’s quotes? “I believe happiest girls are the […]

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Puppy Love and a New Kind of Prayer

We woke up Saturday morning having barely been able to sleep the night before. Today would be the day. The day our little bundle of woofs would arrive. We were so excited. We made a plan to distract ourselves and keep us busy all day long until he came home. We set up everything he […]

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Lessons from My Daddy

I was a blessed little girl with two adoring and doting fathers and today is one of those fathers’ birthdays. So, I thought it would be the perfect day to share some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned from him. My daddy is a kind, hysterically funny, and ever-so-loving soul. He may have felt like […]

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My Quarantine Buddy

So, here we are. Another week, some more physical distancing. I realized that while I have been talking a lot about how I have been feeling during this crazy time, without really thinking about how it has affected my marriage and then when I went to think about how it affected my marriage it was […]

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Epic Laughter…Only Somewhat at My Expense

I plopped myself down on our living room floor last night to do my German homework. I took a big, deep breath. After a long day of working, my German homework usually isn’t the thing I want to dedicate myself to. Just in case you’re curious, no, I did not just decide to pick up […]

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