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What’s Next?

Last year, I took my commitment to grow as a communicator to another level when I attended the Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I signed up to attend again this year, but was stressed over the time away from my family and the time off from work. I almost backed out. I’m thankful…

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Hope Has Feet

Last week I wrote about making headway. Sometimes the headway is painful. Sometimes it’s slow and feels like no headway at all. I used my running journey as an example because lately my running is terrible. My body hurts. I can’t get my breathing right. And my pace is off. Since then I’ve had two…

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The Take Away

Last week was a a life changer for me. My heart was refreshed, my confidence renewed, and I was reminded of why I do what I do. I attended a conference called Speak Up, a speaking and writing conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I will glean from the abundance of all that was shared at…

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Am Learning

I’m attending my first writer’s conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This means several things. First, it means I know I’m a writer. Second, it means I’m telling others I’m a writer. Both of those are remarkable because only a few years ago I wouldn’t say it. I thought it and part of me knew it,…

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Out of the Dark

My life was changed forever in 2013. Everything I thought I knew……..wasn’t. The next two years brought more difficult circumstances and what felt like, too many changes. I didn’t realize how all of it affected me until I started getting better and part of what helped me come out of the dark was writing about…

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Order

I straighten my desk every day before I leave my office so that when I come in the next morning it’s in order. I like a clean slate to begin my work for the day. But there was no order on my desk when I returned to work from a week long vacation. My desk…

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Face Your Fear

Earlier this week, a story I wrote was published in Shattered Magazine. This is a first ever for me and something I’ve wanted and waited for a long time. But I almost didn’t write the story. The stories I write are remembered ones…..the ones I’ve lived and felt. This one was going to be an…

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The 2016 Rundown

I look forward to 2017 with even greater anticipation than I did 2016. And 2016 didn’t disappoint. It was a wonderful year of growth and I did a lot of new things. In one of my January posts, titled Rising, I reflected on the amazing things I saw because I made a change and decided…

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Someday

Someday I’ll write that book. I’ll travel when I have more money. Next year I’ll learn a new language. I’ll go back to school when I have more time. I’ll reconnect with my friend soon. Monday I’ll start eating healthier and exercising. Someday I’ll patch things up with my dad. Tomorrow I’ll apologize to my…

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Anything

My “to do” list for the weekend wasn’t long. Go to the grocery store.  Like the “load down the cart” kind.   Done.  My husband does a lot of this lately but my family says I do it better. Actually do something with the food I buy at the grocery store and cook a great…

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