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He pulls me higher.

March 11, 2015

There I sat – on the middle school gym floor in those awkwardly hideous shorts and shirt- both of them too big for my super tall and gangly body. Our gym teacher was explaining how the boys would soon go to their locker room and the girls would go to theirs and we would all be checked for this thing called ‘Scoliosis.’ I’d never heard of it before and as the teacher explained to us what it was (an abnormal…

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“The Gap”

March 4, 2015

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints…

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Do your friends place you in your best light?

January 21, 2015

This quote is one of my favorites, bookmarked in one of my quote books from years ago, but I think of it often. Our new home is really starting to come together, however the walls remain completely bare. The reason being because I’m missing my picture-hanging-helper-buddy (aka: Christian, who is still out of town) and need to wait until he gets back to officially hang up any art work. He and I have a system – he holds the picture…

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Time (w/ Clark Street Bridge)

November 7, 2014

“Clark Street Bridge is a two-hour experience that is hard to put into words. It is about reading, writing and understanding. It is story-like in nature and scored to music, performed live. And it is participatory, with a couple of writing exercises meant to increase our understanding of writing just a bit and our understanding of ourselves, a bit more.   Some finding engaging. Taken by small things they never knew before woven into a story of something they want…

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The Past has Passed. (It’s time to Twirl.)

August 28, 2014

The past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. – Steve Maraboli I could tell you that I’ve been through a lot in my 30+ years of life. The details of what I’ve been through aren’t important to share right now, if ever, but as you sit where you are reading this, I’m sure you too can reflect back on the hardest times of your own life… perhaps you’re going through…

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Free to Be.

August 12, 2014

photo source  This past weekend with our family was wonderful, but there was a special reminder that came while spending time with our nieces. While at the hotel pool, I watched them splash around and play, as they quickly made friends with other kids who had been strangers only seconds before one of them asked, “Do you want to play with us?” I’d even heard one of the girls ask another one, “Hey, do you want to be my friend?”…

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Pushing past your fears for the sake of your dreams (hold them tight)

March 20, 2014

My parents’ house: 1996^^ When I was a little girl, I dreamt of having my own horse. At every single one of my birthdays, when it came time to make a wish and blow out the candles, I would always wish for the same thing every time – for my very own horse. It was all very Black Beauty meets She-ra and I was determined to be a beautiful girl, riding a beautiful horse, with my beautiful, long hair whipping…

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Country Living.

March 4, 2014

When I was a little girl, I had a picture that hung next to my bed. It was a big picture, a drawing of a girl walking along with 4 or 5 geese. The girl had blonde hair, just like me, and a big straw hat on her head. She wore a frilly dress with blue detail. The geese were white and had ribbons tied into bows around their necks. They were walking together in the countryside, somewhere warm and…

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Learning to Breathe

February 20, 2014

I’ve been debating for days now whether to fully write all of this out… all of my thoughts and feelings and the good bad and ugly. And then when I did and it was sitting in my drafts, I really debated on whether or not to post it. I was afraid. I was worried of “public opinion,” that someone may see me as ungrateful (or worse- crazy), and because I take pride in being a positive person, I didn’t want…

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February 11, 2014

It all started one morning on my way to church. X was in LA so I would be making the drive by myself, which was fine, except there was a huge snowstorm this particular morning and it occurred to me that I’d never paid attention on how to actually get to church before because I had always been in the passenger seat, applying my makeup or preoccupied with my phone/emails/catching up on blogs. So on this morning, I got in…

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