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“The sight of those two mammoth aluminum-faced slabs is annoyingly familiar. I didn’t realize what they reminded me of, however, until I opened a box of staples. ” Glenn Collins, New York Times 1972 I don’t write about this every year, but every year, I’m reminded of the tragedy and humanity of that day. And it, I guess as it should, never sits right in my heart. Tragedy happens every day. And when it doesn’t impact…

Every now & again I feel compelled to spill my guts all over this blog and for that, I apologize. Or you’re welcome, depends on if you like these posts or not. LOL. Lately I’ve been feeling so grateful and grown up, but also like I’m totally all over the place – which is leaving me in a very overwhelmed and tired state. Let me explain. So on one hand: I feel super established with…

I am seeing so much “BYE FELICIA”, “BYE 2016-  YOU SUCK”, and “HOPING FOR A BETTER YEAR…” online and I’m hearing it in real life, too! But I guess I just don’t really get it. I understand that there were a lot of negative things that occurred in 2016 and that an election year brings on a ton of divisive feelings all on its own,  but there were tons of amazing things that happened in 2016, too.…

In a society where we’re expected to follow a timeline for our lives, the unknowingly free-spirited will suffer. What I didn’t realize was that it was okay if we don’t know what we want when we’re 17/18 years old. It’s okay to opt out of furthering our education right after high school. It’s okay to have bigger, less practical dreams. It’s okay if we don’t make 100 grand a year. It’s okay to live in a modest house. As long…

I think there is a lot to be gained by having an appreciation for the smallest things.. I think seeing the beauty in things typically overlooked, is a beautiful thing in itself. I had a moment the other day while I was driving through some backwoods roads. I acknowledged the lines of shadow cast on the road in front of me and wasn’t irritated. Usually it’s sort of a pain when the sun is shining through…