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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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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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keeping it real

So this has been a week in my world…. At around 2am early Wednesday morning my man-child woke me up and told me he was in pain.  In my barely awake state, we had a conversation trying to determine what was going on.  My teenage son generally does not come into my room in the… Continue reading keeping it real

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the door & the window

‘When a door closes, a window opens’ There are probably untold variations of that quote.  The inspirational message that although something ended or you didn’t get what you want, there is always another direction for you to travel. I know for me personally, sometimes I don’t realize until much later that there was a window… Continue reading the door & the window

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hindsight

I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately.  In large part due to the anniversary of my losing my mom.  I remember so many times over the last 18 years just wishing I could have her back.  For me personally, I have been living with this life altering loss for almost 2 decades.… Continue reading hindsight

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I’m moving

in about 4 years. I am a list maker.  I make lists for everyday things & some longer term things as well.  I was never the person though who created 5 year plans or have very specific things that they felt they need to accomplish by a certain age or number of years. I have… Continue reading I’m moving

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these dreams…..

I, like many people, go through stages when I don’t think about or remember my dreams. Sometimes, bits and pieces float in & out of my thoughts. Sometimes, I try too hard to remember. Then there is lately.  Recently, I have woken up aware of my dreams or big chunks of them. A week or… Continue reading these dreams…..