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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

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Pot meet kettle

So we all have those people, those people who drive us bat sh** crazy.  In ‘real’ life, on social media, on television, doesn’t matter…they seem to have been placed on this earth to single-handedly drive us bananas. You have these people running through your head right now don’t you?  You are welcome 🙂  Of course… Continue reading Pot meet kettle

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Opening volley against fear

Sometimes fear is a complex thing.  Sometimes it hides itself inside of something. I love to write, it is something that I feel that I need to do in order to be happier.  So one might think that since I have this blog and write posts, I am doing what makes me happy. It does… Continue reading Opening volley against fear

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love

I have spent the weekend with two men, Father Richard Rohr and Paulo Cuelho.  I watched an interview with Father Richard Rohr about his book Immortal Diamond and then read The Alchemist. So here are some things that stayed with me Father Richard Rohr ‘We love to fall in love but to fall in love… Continue reading love

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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

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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