Flirty Thirty – Looking Back

That’s it. I’ve finally crossed over into the big 3-0 and I’m not even worried. Growing older is a gift denied to many and so I promise to always remember how each year molds me into the person I am meant to be. The last ten years have been filled with activity, change, heartbreak, and […]

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Flirty Thirty

It approaches. In less than two weeks, on June 9th, I will be celebrating my 30th birthday… at work. Wooh! I know, I’m a party animal! Rather than spend just the day ringing in the new decade I’m going to spend the summer kicking it off in a way I hope to be able to […]

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Foresight

This seems to be the mantra floating around my house at the moment and it bears sharing with the rest of you. In today’s world we are seeing that with the fluctuations of the economy it is becoming absolutely necessary to be capable of doing more than one thing as well as have an ability […]

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The Price of Being a Gypsy

  Social media is a gift for keeping in touch with friends and family. As we get older and start building our own families it gets more and more difficult to find the time to spend one on one with those who matter most so being able to stay connected through photos and like buttons […]

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Small Town Blues – A Rant About Cabin Fever

There is something so very depressing about living in a small town that is exemplified when you haven’t always done so. A sort of cabin fever that extends beyond the walls of your home and into the confines of the city limits. After driving around running simple errands you start to get the itch for […]

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Edna Claypool

My great grandmother lived in Springfield, Oregon all my life and I had the pleasure of knowing her for the first ten years of my nearly thirty. When I look back on the times I spent at her house the memories are of blurred bodies moving in and out of bedrooms, indiscriminate laughter, and snippets […]

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Taking Back My Time

  It’s time to unplug the TV. Or, in this case, my computer. But not really because I need my computer to write and blog and market… so what I really mean is it is time to step away from Netflix and Hulu, from television programming, and do something with my life.   I’m here […]

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A Hashtag World

Hashtag: #ConqueringMe   Meaning: It has been noted that typically our biggest obstacles are ourselves. In essence, we stand in our own way. Whether it is our mind telling us we can’t achieve something, the goal is too high, the likelihood too low – we make assumptions and short change ourselves. We have fears that […]

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The Importance of Writers Conferences

Last June I was awarded a scholarship to attend my very first writers conference via Wyoming Writers, Inc. I was nervous, unsure of what to expect, and completely alone when I arrived at the hotel hosting the conference. I knew of only one person who would be there, John Nesbitt, but I knew not where […]

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