look what just arrived!

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A few days ago, a big box showed up in the mail from my publisher. Inside the box, was my book.  I’d been anticipating the arrival of this box for several weeks now (in a way you could say I’d been anticipating this box for several years and that’d be true, too)–  dreaming of what it might feel like to finally hold the finished copy of my first book in my hands and flip through the pages....

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day in the desert.

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I have a lot of things I want to write about today, but my head feels like a crumpled piece of paper and I’m not sure I’ll get very far articulately. There is a large part of me that wants to just hide in the back of my closet and watch Law and Order reruns until it’s dark outside again, while another part of me longs to lace up my tennis shoes and attempt my first run since this time last year. ...

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how much wallpaper is too much wallpaper?

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If you would have told me this time last year that this time next year, I’d be living in Arizona and renovating an old ranch style home with 18 chickens and a cow and a couple of bunnies and a whole lotta citrus trees,  I would have said, “Never. Not in a million years!” But one of the great lessons 2020 taught me was, never say never....

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what are you looking forward to?

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I loved my friend carly’s blog post last week where she asked the question, what are you looking forward to? You know, as life “after” this phase of heartbreak by way of pandemic subsides and you can hug friends again and hop on planes and go to the theatre. This exercise was rather insightful and a little bit therapeutic for me, as I’m realizing the last 12 months have shifted so much of who I am (or who I was) and what I once lived for has kind of taken a bit of a back seat in my “after” dreams....

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