Tag Archives: self-respect

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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