Archive for July 2017

The New Kid

The day I turned 12 years old, my family moved from our small town in Alabama to a big town in Tennessee. I lived in an unfamiliar house in a peculiar neighborhood and all my friends were too far away. A few weeks later I walked into my new school wearing a new dress because…

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The Take Away

Last week was a a life changer for me. My heart was refreshed, my confidence renewed, and I was reminded of why I do what I do. I attended a conference called Speak Up, a speaking and writing conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I will glean from the abundance of all that was shared at…

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Am Learning

I’m attending my first writer’s conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This means several things. First, it means I know I’m a writer. Second, it means I’m telling others I’m a writer. Both of those are remarkable because only a few years ago I wouldn’t say it. I thought it and part of me knew it,…

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Love It or List It

In my last post, I wrote about the different kinds of lists we have. Whether they’re written down on paper or just floating around in our heads, we all have them. Our daily tasks and weekend projects. Our work assignments, the household chores, yard work, and the bucket list. The things we have to do…

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Fun Is Good

I have a long list of “must dos”. A longer list of things I need to do. And a short list of fun things I really want to do. We all have theseĀ lists, whether on paper or in our heads. The long lists take up most of my time. They include the everyday things I…

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