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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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role reversal

Another post I don’t know how to begin. Last Tuesday I received a call that my father was in the hospital.  There are 4 siblings scattered across the country so the calls began.  Another call came in at 4pm which motivated us all even faster. My brother made it to the hospital around midnight, his… Continue reading role reversal

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brave new world

So, there are many experiences that I never anticipated having.  Certainly getting divorced was one of the biggest.  With that huge life change come a truckload more. Everything in your life changes, literally everything. My thoughts today are around trying to be open to someone new.  If you have read this blog before, I was… Continue reading brave new world

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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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when you borrow a concept

Although I was born into Catholicism, I was not raised Catholic.  It logically follows that I have never really followed the concept of Lent.  This year, I noticed a lot of people who also are not Catholic, borrowing from the tradition & re-imagining it. I am not a big fan of giving things up.  Although… Continue reading when you borrow a concept