Charlotte

A slice of humble pie

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Several years ago, I was heading to work in the city, anxious about an editorial meeting with about 20 graphic designers and editors. The purpose of the meeting (a quarterly affair) was to discuss the season’s new releases and noteworthy titles. I had just made the quick commute over from Hoboken, and was feeling a [...]

Would you marry at first sight?

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If you’ve been here for a while, you know that reality TV is a guilty pleasure in my life. If the TV is on when I’m home, which is actually very rare since I’d much rather read, you will usually catch an episode of Real Housewives of (insert city) playing in the background (much to [...]

Confession… part 2

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Good morning, my friends! I really want to express how much your words, support, and encouragement have meant to me these past few days. I also want to address something that I inadvertently left out of my previous blog post. Going to counseling is by no means an admission of defeat—in fact, I would argue [...]

Confession

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Isn’t it funny how meticulous we are with some facets of our lives, while other more pressing items bubble impatiently under the surface? Over the past few months, I’ve been hard on myself because the words were stuck; inspiration prohibited. It has become the driest writer’s block I’ve ever experienced. I have made numerous trips [...]

the girl who cried wolf

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I’m not one to hide my emotions. In fact, I have been known to fly off the handle and allow my temper to flare on more occasions than I’d like to admit. That’s probably why my parents called me Sarah Bernhardt when I was younger, since they insisted I was a drama queen. Me: “I’m [...]

Making peace with my inner awkward

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I’ve carried around a lot of petty insecurities for most of my adult life. I’m not entirely sure where they stem from (though I have a few ideas), but at the cusp of 36, I’m beginning to think they might stay with me forever. I remember distinctly an incident in grade school when I was [...]