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Mrs. Jones

Last month, after what seemed like a lifetime of planning, preparation, and building anticipation, we got married! I went from having a common-Polish last name, to a common-Welsh last name. Ratajczak to Jones, just like that. It sure is easier to spell, but I've got to practice my cursive capital "J"s because my signature is… Continue reading Mrs. Jones

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Conscious? Perhaps…

I never know if I'm awake or sleeping lately, but for all my exhaustion I surely can't be sleeping, so I guess that's not the case. I've been gone from here a long time and I miss it as much as the friends I haven't spoken to in years. I wonder why I don't come… Continue reading Conscious? Perhaps…

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Making Progress

Last Tuesday we were at 100 days out! I can't believe it... Some days it's easier to feel like things are getting done, and as if reaching the finish line was less of a daydream and more of a possibility. Today it is easier. We have finally knocked just a few things off of our… Continue reading Making Progress

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Wedding Planning

*I know, I'll have to go back and tell some stories, but for now I'll start where I'm at. My dear friends, wedding planning is the worst. Girls talk about it like it's the most gloriously fun and exciting thing they ever did, but I'm here to tell you they're fibbing their butts off. Wedding… Continue reading Wedding Planning

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Hello again…

It seems unreal that the last chance I got to assemble a post was just before Irma hit us. I feel bad that I never resurfaced to say that we were okay, but I'm here to say it now. We didn't get power back for what felt like forever, and internet and phones took even… Continue reading Hello again…

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My Spirit Journey

It all started with a wedding out in Idaho. It was a good friend of mine, and I really wanted to go, but the flight costs were murder. So I did some quick math and realized that driving would be less expensive and entirely do-able. Plus, I'd get to see part of every northern state… Continue reading My Spirit Journey

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Returning to the Past

Today I leave on a road trip from New Hampshire to Virginia to pick up a friend, to Chicago to pick up another friend, and then all the way out west across the country to Idaho. We're going for a friend's wedding. But I'm going because that's where my life began. For the first time since… Continue reading Returning to the Past

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Wedding Season is Here

This past week I drove from New Hampshire to Missouri and back for a friend's wedding. That's a long drive, let me tell you! Twenty five hours it took me to get out there, sleeping only four hours. On the way back I did it in about twenty three hours and didn't sleep a wink.… Continue reading Wedding Season is Here

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Engaged!

Not me. One of my best friends. I've often been one to comment on how everyone around me is getting engaged, but now when I say it it's not even a complaint. Especially not in the case of Stephanie, who has been one of my best friends since my first week of college! Don't lie,… Continue reading Engaged!