Life

I couldn’t get naked fast enough

The title? That’s the end of the story. Now, let’s start at the beginning. My Memorial Day weekend was among the top-most-fun weekends ever! My friend Jenn from Denver, who I had not seen for probably 6 years, came to visit. I suppose that there was potential for awkwardness, given how long it had been…

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Three thoughts

Today, I am struck with all of the things to come, and all that must be done in the meantime.I woke up a little bit early this morning, allowing me enough time to go for a walk before going into work. Morning walks are unusual for me – typically, I walk in the late afternoon…

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

It’s almost 1am, and I am still awake. I’m flying to Colorado tomorrow morning, and I’m so frenzied with excitement that I simply cannot go to sleep yet. So I have spent my evening doing laundry and showering. Both of which I feel bad about doing. See, there is a sign clearly posted in the…

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New every morning

Life is designed to be cyclical. Things are constantly evolving, changing, growing, and unfolding; we see this in all sorts of ways. The seasons are marked and as different as they could be – and yet without the changes, how could we appreciate the beauty? If life was one long summer, we would never feel…

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Percolation

Lately, I’ve been on a personal finance kick. As a part of my life-goal of becoming “Coolest Woman Ever,” I am learning a little bit about how to make my money work for me, and the different high-interest accounts that will earn me cash without requiring me to do anything. In a similar vein, every…

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On loneliness

I feel lonely, kind of all the time. I am learning to look at this as not a bad thing – but it’s taken a long time for me to reach this perspective. As a little girl, I always had a best friend – that one major person to whom I had undying loyalty, and…

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A good life

When I was in college, I couldn’t wait to graduate. I was positive that life was going to improve in a major way once I stepped away from academia, homework, and the pressure of being a student; life had to get better. I had some serious nay-sayers in my life telling me that “real-life” is…

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Faith, doubt, and certainty

My friend Scott recently told me, “The opposite of faith is not doubt – the opposite of faith is certainty.” He says that Mike Gaffney told him that. Anne Lamott writes the same words, only she says that her priest, Father Tom, enlightened her. I don’t know who came up with this idea originally, but…

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Shackle-free and fulfilled?

I am convinced that the loss of hope is the worst feeling in the universe. I’m not saying that I have hit that rock-bottom hopelessness, but I feel like I’m tripping at every turn these days. I keep pulling myself back up, and giving myself a pep talk, and convincing myself that tomorrow is going…

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In the meantime

Sometimes I grow weary of the balancing act of “being.” Life can be a circus, and with the amount that we juggle on a day-to-day basis, it’s a wonder that anyone is left standing. I often feel like I’m perched on one of those balance boards, constantly shifting and readjusting my weight, and when I…

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