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5 years

I did it! 5 fulfilling years

My first blog post went live on 1-21-2010. Yesterday was my 5 year blog-iversary. Wow. If you’re still reading, I’d love to hear from you. While I’m mostly writing for myself–meaning that 98% of the time I don’t mind if anyone but me reads this, because I’ve gotten some serious self-growth, artistic expression, creative exploration, “developing my voice” […]

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new clothes

What do you lack?

But as I lay down to sleep, I remembered this passage from Thoreau’s Walden: “I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes and not a new wearer of the clothes.” Walden reminds me that when I feel lacking- I don’t need new things, I need new eyes with which to see the things […]

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Gratitude in all things

Something really surprising came to light in my family yesterday. So our Thanksgiving gathering will be very different than originally expected. And it is really going to be ok. Painful, but ok. After all, pain is an inevitable part of life. As are unrealized expectations. As my dad pointed out this morning, I’ve changed a lot. […]

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A magical night

I gave a 20 minute speech this evening to my beloved Magic Wand Collective sisters. I’ve never delivered a speech like that before, unless my high school Valedictorian address counts. I don’t think it was as long, nor nearly as heartfelt. I didn’t have it memorized, so I had to read (with my “now that […]

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