Unfinished Business

Yesterday my oldest child turned 21. Of course I knew it was coming—I’d thought about it, bought and sent gifts, pulled out old photo albums and cried while remembering days…

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Image Isn’t Everything

  “The fame thing isn’t really real. Don’t forget, I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”   These words from Notting…

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Hey 2016, let’s wrap you up

2016, you were fantastic. And you were awful. And during it, I was proud of myself. And ashamed of myself. And happy with things. And sad about things. But just like…

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The Time is Now

On this day last year, I attended the funeral of a young family member. Today, there’s another going on as I type. But I’m not feeling well. So I’m home.…

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You Can’t Make People Love You

A while back I had a situation. Something not real flattering that I’d heard. About me. And it slowly drifted my direction the way these things always do. And I…

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I Believe

The other day I heard a kid say he didn’t believe in Santa Claus. Now of course this is said every year by kids all over the place—whether they’re too…

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That Time of Year…

I love November. The weather changes in November. Thoughts of snowfall begin to form in November. I was born in November—with each passing year, that is becoming less and less…

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Kill The Fear

When I was younger, I was afraid of everything. The dark, because monsters. Being home alone, because burglars. Driving, because car crashes. Flying, because plane crashes. Eating out, going to…

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Good Advice, Bad Advice

A few nights ago I was talking to a family member, and she was telling me about a friend whose relationship with her boyfriend had just ended. Honestly, I was…

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Up. And down. And up…

The past two weeks have been fun. So much fun. Tons. Of. Fun. The kind of fun you have when you spend months dreaming and anticipating and planning a vacation…

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