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Goodbyes are tough

Most things in life seem to come and go in waves. At some point we are meeting lots of new people. At some point we have friends nearby. At some point everyone realizes change is needed and moves a little closer to their goals, but a little farther from one another. At some point you… Continue reading Goodbyes are tough

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A Different Sort of Adventure Begins!

Friday was my last day as a public elementary school teacher. Thursday was my last day with students, and it was a real tear-jerker for the kids. Friday was clean-up-and-get-out day. Because the last week was so hectic and busy, nothing really had time to sink in for me until Friday when I said goodbye… Continue reading A Different Sort of Adventure Begins!

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Juggling Water

Some days I swear I'm just sitting here juggling water, if you can imagine that. I imagine that. I imagine all of it just washing over my hands while I wonder why I tried to juggle it in the first place. Stupid. Before getting married I was always afraid that I would be bad at… Continue reading Juggling Water

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something like progress

I think in order for attempts to be significant, they have to have some kind of value towards progress. I'm not sure that I'm hitting that mark, but on my nice little 30 item "dixie list" as my sister calls it, I've been able to check some boxes. Maybe saying "boxes" in the plural is… Continue reading something like progress

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30 to 30

I emailed this list to my sisters the other day and asked them how reasonable they think this is. They all seemed to think it was at least a great idea, and several have asked that they can do some of the list items with me, which I'm all for! You had to see this… Continue reading 30 to 30

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5K II

On Saturday I ran another 5K. The last time I did that was two years ago, and I'd been building up to it for a while. While practicing and training for it, I'd decided that after the race I had no need to ever run again. No need and no desire. That part still holds… Continue reading 5K II

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Off to the Nunnery

The day before yesterday my sister Gabrielle got the news she had been waiting for, quite literally for years. Gabrielle is moving to Switzerland in August to join a small convent of traditional nuns. Gabrielle... my sister. My friend. My Gabrielle. We have known this was coming for some time, if I'm being honest. I've… Continue reading Off to the Nunnery

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Things Change

Things sure change don't they. I don't know what's changed, I just know that it has. I have fallen into a rut from which I'm not sure how to emerge. It's gotten into all the little crannies of my life too - my mental space, my physical energy, my ambitions, my relationships - the whole… Continue reading Things Change

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It’s already October

It is almost half way through October and the only colors that have changed in Florida are the colors of license plates as all the northern snowbirds begin to crawl their way down for the winter. Today was the coolest day we have had in eons, only hitting 77*F around 10am. It is now after… Continue reading It’s already October

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Nostalgia and New Plans: Birthday Post

Tomorrow is my 27th birthday. It's kind of hard to believe. I feel ridiculously young. I haven't had any shift of self-perceived-maturity or grown-up-ness since I hit about 21 - as many things as have changed, I don't really feel that I'm older than that, but that sure was six years ago. Ancient history. 27… Continue reading Nostalgia and New Plans: Birthday Post