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there is always something to learn

Sometimes you need to observe someone else struggling in order to see your own. I have written before about my struggle with control.  From seemingly insignificant things like the way a book is going to end or searching for spoilers to see if I want to see a movie to the feelings I experienced after… Continue reading there is always something to learn

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reflection

So I decided to give dating a shot again. Such a strange world to be a part of.  On Friday night I met a man for dinner. We had a nice time, often commiserating on the ‘joys’ of dating.  One of the things he mentioned was logistics.  One story was about someone he dated for… Continue reading reflection

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it’s not all sunshine & roses

So, while I try to be positive & grateful, truth be told, there are things that make me cranky. Here is one.  I have already mentioned in another blog that while I’m not a fan of pumpkins, I do love me some fall.  The cooling tempratures and the changing colors make me happy.  I like… Continue reading it’s not all sunshine & roses

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defining moments

It may seem a little dramatic but, I thought of a different idea for a blog post.  I spent a lot of time working on it, saved it, picked categories & tags for it as well.  It was sitting quietly in my draft folder waiting patiently for the morning when I would publish it. Hours… Continue reading defining moments

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the corner

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with my girl.  She apparently missed me too & decided to stay with me in the hotel Saturday night.  She has only been gone since mid August but she has changed.  She is responsible for herself now, being off at college and it is pretty… Continue reading the corner

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Gratitude

Did you look at the title of this blog & think that she is just jumping on the ‘thought of the day’ bandwagon?  Did you think, even for a minute ‘Great, someone else spouting more feel good mumbo jumbo?’  Well, that is the way I felt for a long time. Where your head, heart &… Continue reading Gratitude

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Monday Monday

So you know every once in a while when you realize you just looked at the clock to see the time, to know when your daily morning phone call was coming?  Then you pause because you don’t get a morning phone call anymore?  Yeah, that. Then you sit with it for a bit because you… Continue reading Monday Monday

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Assignment: Receive

I am struggling with having so much I want to say but, they are fragments & pieces of my journey, none seem ready for the light. I have had so many realizations in the last two weeks.  Generally, I am actually proud of myself for my willingness to ‘see’ what I do, to ‘identify’ my… Continue reading Assignment: Receive

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Baggage

I am highly suspect of those who claim not to have ‘baggage’ As imperfect creatures, it is impossible. I strongly believe the amount of baggage you carry, depends on how much ‘work’ you are willing to do, but I don’t believe that you can be without it. Those who claim to have no baggage usually… Continue reading Baggage