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You’ve got this

I don’t care much about what most people think. Don’t get me wrong, I would be absolutely thrilled if everyone thought I was amazing 100% of the time, but this simply isn’t reality. I’ve learned that there are a lot of people who will think a lot of different things about me, but largely, their …read more →

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Hope is more fun

Things are changing, and it’s so exciting! Or maybe it totally sucks… I can’t really come to a consistent conclusion as to how I feel about it yet. From my perspective, it seems fairly obvious that this season is a bridge to the next big thing. Which – I mean – that’s great… I think. I …read more →

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The one about getting married

A lot of people have been expressing interest in my marital status recently, mostly kindly intentioned, I’m sure. And I get it. I do. Last birthday I hit the magic number 30, which, for women at least, begins conjuring up thoughts of “old maid” and “the spinster sister”. For the past several birthdays every well-wisher …read more →

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Are you still good?

I remember the first personal experience I had with the goodness of God. Ironically, it was at the tail end of one of the most difficult seasons I’ve lived through. After what had seemed like a crushing of everything I had worked for and everything I had dreamed would come, God taught me that in …read more →

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Honest Optimism

Our words hold incredible power, I don’t deny it. It a simple fact that many of us leak negativity out in every sentence. This often leads to self-fulfilled prophecies and more negativity. So what’s the answer to this problem? Is it not so simply speak more positively? Well, maybe, but maybe not. I’ve been struck …read more →

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Best check your priorities!

Right now I’m sitting in a little cafe waiting for my lunch of breakfast crepes. I’m sipping cranberry juice and soaking in the energy of the surroundings. Here I am on a Monday afternoon… All I can think is, my life is amazing. I mean, how many people get to sit in a cafe eating …read more →

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What kind of laugh do you have?

For better or for worse, I’m a laugher. I laugh when I’m nervous, I laugh when I’m happy, I laugh when I’m not quite sure what else to do, I laugh when I’m skeptical, and naturally I laugh when something is funny. Basically, I laugh a lot. This gets me into trouble. In fact, in …read more →

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On being awesome. And single.

About two months ago I was sent THIS article entitled, “Single and not waiting”. The friend who sent it said, “Hey, you should write something like this for your blog.” So, I sat on it for a while, and here I go. I really appreciated her thoughts, I like her style, only, I don’t totally …read more →

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Assume the best

I think I’m too hard on myself. I’m not sure though. You see, people pleasing is a tough subject, because when you call it “people pleasing” it sounds like something that shouldn’t be done. But really, there are elements of seeking to please people that don’t actually fall into that negative category. For instance: if …read more →

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Cautiously Optimistic

I feel myself, rather inexplicably, leaning toward optimism recently. It’s not that I’m generally pessimistic, rather I feel I have a healthy realism associated with my life and perhaps personality. I know good things happen, but “bad” things happen too (or at least things that we don’t immediately recognize as good.) I want to believe …read more →

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