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Quack.

The great Michael Caine is credited with some of the wisest words of our time – “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” I swear, I’m going to sprout feathers and start quacking any day now. And I’m not the only one. We’re all insanely busy. That’s …
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Progressive Moves

Routine. The word makes me cringe. I don’t care for routine (so much that I have now twice absolutely mangled the spelling). I dislike carved-in-stone schedules, I hate doing the same thing day in and day out for weeks and months on end. You can guess how thrilled I am with traditional jobs. I’m not …
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Stormy Thoughts

Sometimes, the Universe says, “Sit back. Put your feet up. Let the world go by for a moment.” And sometimes, the Universe says, “Lock down. Stock up. It’s about to get dangerous.” Hurricane Irma was no joke. She was called the Storm of the Century, and while hurricanes and blizzards often get talked up a …
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Clean Your Room!

There’s nonsensical nonsense makes no sense sayings about there being a disconnect between the creative mind and the organized mind. For example: A clean desk is the sign of sick mind. That sort of passive aggressive bullying. For some, it’s a lovely thought and it brings to mind all sorts of wonderful visions. The scattered …
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Safety First!

I started a new job this week with a company rated as one of the Best Places to Work in Tampa. Yay me! It’s meant a 60-90 min commute each way and that translates to twelve hours out of the house. I’m not whining. (Though I do when the alarm goes off. I’m as anti-morning-person …
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Scary Stuff

I’ve been writing for a very long time. I remember sixth grade and deciding that I really loved creating stories and maybe that was what I wanted to do with my life. It took a little longer to get serious about it. Adulting got in the way as it often does. So, for a few …
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Momma Said…

Momma said there’d be days like this. She did. She died when I was pretty young, but I remember her telling me that there would be days I would struggle to get through. Days that would feel like a heavy weight that I couldn’t bear. Days that sent me to bed, sometimes far too early, …
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Keep On Keepin’ On

Quite often, I come up with brilliant and witty post ideas when I am far from anything resembling a keyboard. My thumbs are all thumbs, so whipping up something on the phone just isn’t going to happen. I’m so bad that autocorrect often says, “Uhm… wut?” For example, today I discovered that if you thumb …
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Inspiration

I had a moment of pause today while scrolling through my Facebook feed. I’ve always known I’m surrounded by talented, creative people. I even wrote a post about it. But it struck me that you guys may be interested in some of these people, too. I try not to name drop. It’s rude and pretentious. …
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Flowers

The whole idea behind this blog was sharing how I juggled All of the Things without losing my mind. Or any of the Things. I’ve been failing at that lately. In a really, really big way. Among other things, that’s meant avoiding a new post. Self-described failure is a terrible spiral. Once you decide one …
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