Divorce

The last time I sent a Christmas card was 2007, which was the last year my ex and I were together. Moving out in December of 2008, there was little thought of creating a Christmas card. Without his name or image on the card, I may as well have called it my divorce announcement rather […]

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Fully embracing life and being happy has been a goal that has remained a constant in my life since the split from my ex. In fact, shortly after our separation, I made a bucket list. Not things I wanted to do at an advanced age, but rather experiences I wanted to have in my life […]

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A New Chapter in Life

February 27, 2013

in Mixed Bag

There are many benefits to writing on a blog. One is the opportunity to clearly see the past as it was in the moment–not a revisionist’s version of it. I am able to look back to read what I was doing, how I was feeling, remember my greatest fears and biggest frustrations. Last night was one […]

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What is Normal

February 26, 2013

in Life Lessons

Yesterday I posted about the unusual living arrangements Sean and I have chosen for our family. I stated I recognized it’s not normal, but that it works for us. What I received in return for publishing this post was a reminder from my readers to focus on what best works for us–however non-traditional it might […]

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Some people enter our lives at precisely the right moment to make a significant impact. Tracey Gaughran-Perez is one of those people for me; she has been an inspiration from the moment I discovered her blog, Sweetney. Tracey’s ability to serve as a muse of sorts didn’t just have to do with her incredible gift […]

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau Right now many people on Facebook are posting daily what they are grateful for during a 30-day period. This is a wonderful concept, starting a daily habit to find the good in life. I believe it should not be done […]

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