When life has other plans

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It started at an early age. I would meander, peruse, and explore, never fully intending on getting anywhere in particular but enjoying the journey all the same. "She vont keep still!" My mom sobbed to the friendly officer after I had escaped her grip in a crowded shopping mall and gave her the heart attack [...]

escape from Wallow-ville

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I admit that I’ve been guilty of throwing myself what can only be described as the world’s most self-indulgent pity party over the past few weeks. My emotions have really gone through the ringer as sadness gave way to anxiety, which settled into anger before landing squarely in a field of despair. Staring into the [...]

#ReadMore with Kobo and $100 Kobo Card giveaway!

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Kobo beach

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”—Stephen King I am a firm believer that in order to enhance your writing skills, you should have [...]

Shop Suey handbag review/giveaway

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outside with bag

“Remind me again why I’m doing this right now?” Bryan was surrounded on all sides by neat little piles of the Christmas tree, ornaments, and decorations. Christmas had officially vomited all over our living room carpet. “Aren’t your friends going to be here any minute?” “I want something festive and happy to look at. I [...]

a pink slip for the holidays

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Yesterday started just like any other ordinary rainy day Wednesday. Except that from the moment I woke up, I knew things would be different. Unlike most days when I go for a walk, feed the dog in haste, and sit down to check my emails, I decided to enjoy the peace and stillness of a [...]


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11:38 pm, Monday evening. In a state of deep unrest. “Where are you going?” his voice cuts through the silence. “I need to write.” I navigate my way through the darkness, searching for my notebook, pen, and pillow. It’s not often that inspiration pulls me out of bed but thoughts are a jumbled mess and [...]

Reducing the Signs of Aging

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Special thanks to Michelle, the author of this post! Michelle is a former communications associate who transitioned into building her own freelance business. She enjoys fashion and staying on top of the latest trends.  Sitting by the runway is one of her favorite activities in her free time. *** Aging is inevitable. One day you’re young [...]

Leveling the playing field

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yoga pose

Conversations with Bryan after work used to go a little something like this: Me: So, how was your day? Bryan: Fine. Me: That’s it? No crazy stories? Nothing?! Bryan: Nope. Pulling. Teeth. He would change the topic or busy himself with something so as not to think about the day he had just left behind. [...]