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Just Write: Asking Permission

Sometimes all I need is a shift in perspective from a dear friend to see things more clearly. I had dinner with an amazing woman who is also a former colleague. I adore this friend because she saw me at the … Continue reading

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Munch the Public Speaker

As the school year comes to a close, I cannot believe how mature Munch seems.  She has learned so much this year that I can barely believe it.  Munch is an accelerated reader now who finds her nose in a book a … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Roommate

My favorite memory of my final summer of college is the introduction to a friend’s mom.  She had no idea that I was living with eight boys that summer.  When one of our other friends (roommates) cheerfully explained that I was … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Dirty Girl

Four weeks ago on August 18, I ran my first ever 5K obstacle course in the Wisconsin Dirty Girl Mud Run.  I was fortunate enough to run with my dear cousin.  We traveled down to the race together which helped … Continue reading

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My nursing journey with Skeeter

I still become upset when I speak about my nursing journey with Skeeter.  I was so well-prepared before she arrived.  I had spent lots of time on http://www.kellymom.com and http://www.drjen4kids.com/, researching how to approach those first six weeks.  The first forty … Continue reading

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Message behind Tomorrow – there is always hope

A mere twenty years ago, I was plucked from obscurity in my tiny Catholic high school to be the lead in our musical production of Annie. I was so excited and so overwhelmed by this opportunity. Mrs. K. saw that … Continue reading

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Just Be Enough: When Enough is Not Enough

This week’s prompt on JBE is when enough is not enough.  I am at that point in my life right now.  I am learning to manage my stress, but it is not enough.  The anxiety is still there, lurking in the … Continue reading

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Things I Am Afraid To Tell You

Jess from Makeunder My Life wrote a post called Things I’m Afraid to Tell You.  EZ of Creature Comforts took the idea and ran with it (including designing the image you see above).  The Huffington Post thought it was such a good … Continue reading

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Just Be Enough: My Top 10

I spent a lot of time reflecting on this week’s Just Be Enough prompt – what 10 things do you need for your Just Be Enough Journey? My top 10 list is my set of guiding values on what I … Continue reading

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Who inspires you?

In honor of Mother’s Day and inspired by the #doveinspire campaign that I saw on Twitter last Friday night, I am spending part of my Mother’s Day weekend writing to some of the wonderful women in my life who have inspired … Continue reading

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