| Adding Depth & Dimension |

We all look forward to this time of year: It’s without a doubt the most influential of all seasons, an ultimate “blank page” upon January’s arrival. It’s something we reflect upon, prepare for, accept with enthusiasm no matter what triumphs or tribulations transpired in the past. We either ache for a fresh start, grasp at […]

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| 2018: A New Day One. |

My husband is really good at buying gifts. I open this monologue with the above, carefully crafted sentence, and must clarify that my husband is really good at venturing to my Amazon wish list and adding all affordable and reasonable items to his cart. (I say reasonable because all items are not fair game- He […]

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| For The Love Of Monday |

“I close my eyes and breathe deeply: Such serenity transports me to tomorrow. I wake up before the sun rises: It’s Monday. I love Mondays. I smile as my eyes flutter open, reach to my right to turn off my alarm. My husband still lays sleeping next to me, so I quietly slip out of […]

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| Juicy Details |

While I didn’t think that the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C. would be my writing location for the evening, my job has a funny way of making things exciting. Nevertheless, I am working a bit later than usual and am discreetly multi-tasking to log my #tut30days assignment. Today’s challenge is all about the specifics: “Getting […]

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| Short But Oh So Sweet |

I wish you a “Happy 2017” from my living room recliner, tired but aware that I cannot go to bed on “Day 1” without writing. I am pushing myself to get a few words down, and am mentally noting that tomorrow will need to exude a different tone, if this exercise is going to work. […]

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|8,760 Hours Later|

On this final day of 2016, I find myself reflecting on the last 8,760 hours in the rear-view, as so many others are. This entire vacation has been rather introspective and I have already evaluated the year as a whole in a separate post, but I only touched on my biggest triumphs and heaviest regrets […]

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| The World We Know |

Today marks the halfway point of my vacation, and I will admit that a terrible thought filled my head as I sat down to edit another abandoned poem this afternoon: I fear that this all won’t last. When work resumes, when my frequent flyer miles begin to escalate once more, I am scared that the […]

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