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Minimalism: Understanding Happiness

As an over-thinker and a daydreamer, it doesn't surprise me about myself that I am always looking for a solution. To everything. I fancy myself a do-er, not an idealist, however, and because I've been so stuck in the same life for so long, it makes me crazy to think that progress is not being… Continue reading Minimalism: Understanding Happiness

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Like Wildfire

This week has passed like wildfire. When I say that, I mean this terribly slow week has been overcome with the smoke of a nearby wildfire, making it even more tediously long and tough to get through. I didn't know wildfires were an issue in southwest Florida, but apparently when you have a dry season,… Continue reading Like Wildfire

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Small Victories

Last weekend I ran a 5K. Not a big deal, right? I am the least athletic person I know, and if you asked me why I decided to run a race, I couldn't possibly tell you. I don't know what came over me. But it happened maybe a year ago. I put it on a… Continue reading Small Victories

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Baby No More

There are nine of us children in my family. Seven boys, two girls, and a set of twins in that mix. As the second oldest, I was pretty much used to there always being a baby in the family. Or at least a toddler. By the time the toddlers were just "little kids" there was… Continue reading Baby No More