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life lessons

So it’s been a while since my last post and if you read it, you are aware why. When you are not directly impacted by a loss, you feel badly for others but your life continues relatively normally. The struggle for those who find themselves drowning in the grieving process is that they don’t have… Continue reading life lessons

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On this day

Some words or phrases that I like, I tend to overuse.  I incorporate them into my go to words & basically beat them to death until I annoy everyone around me & they beg me to stop.  I don’t think I am alone in that, or I hope I am not. Then there are words that… Continue reading On this day

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when your dreams are realized……kind of…

I’m not sure even where to begin with this one.  I have spent the better part of a week thinking about this before even attempting to write about it.  As you can see from my last blog, I was just in Mexico & the entire trip was amazing.  The reason I was there was my… Continue reading when your dreams are realized……kind of…

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Monday…Monday

Yes, I am aware it is Tuesday 🙂 Yesterday, I received 2 gifts worth mentioning. First – it was finally a beautiful warm day (& yes after this winter even in the south) which is absolutely worth celebrating. Second – I received an email congratulating me on my acceptance into the Graduate Program I applied… Continue reading Monday…Monday

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the waiting game

The deadline for the graduate program I applied to was Feb 1st.  I actually had my pieces of the applications complete on the 20th of January.  Now I am in a holding pattern. I was asked what my plan was if I don’t get accepted………. Well, I realized I really didn’t have a plan b.… Continue reading the waiting game

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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