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Tagged With: balance

Darkened Hope: Interrupted

Greetings fellow adventurers! How was your weekend? Mine? A little eventful. A tornado passed near our house Friday night and we were without electricity the rest of the night and on into Saturday. Nothing like nature and no power to rearrange your priorities and mess with to-do lists and deadlines, right? But hey, we grilled … Continue reading »

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Confession Time

Happy Wednesday y’all! So. I have a confession to make. You see, I’ve been looking for ways to relax a bit and one of the ways people relax is through watching television shows. So I thought I’d give it a go. I haven’t really watched TV since Buffy the Vampire Slayer saved the world with … Continue reading »

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Creative Careers

Sometimes I sit back and think: What am I doing? I’m sure many creatives struggle with balancing reality with dreams. Chasing desires of expression and art. How does art fit in with our world of jobs and bills and responsibilities? It’s an interesting contemplation. One, I think, circles forever and could very well make us … Continue reading »

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The days can be dark and dirty and messy and long. So I’m on a mission to find beauty in the ordinary. In my quest to live a life balanced between reality and dreams, I’m discovering how much I’m out of balance. Ha! Maybe it’s the bulldog mentality of my determination to share all these … Continue reading »

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Quote: Forget to Live

To dream, yes, but don’t forget to do! Be. Live. One of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter. Have a great weekend!

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The Inevitable

Happy Friday y’all! What a crazy month February has been! I still look back and wonder what happened. I had started out so strong with goals and plans and lists. Unfortunately, it all went south. Fast. It might have had something to do with 10 days of back-to-back meetings, three major shopping trips, and a … Continue reading »

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Let’s Be Realistic

Happy November! Can you believe 2014 is almost over??? This year has been a year of learning and stretching, and a lot of growing pains. Can’t have one without the other. There’s been a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on, projects in various stages, changes happening, and just plain life. I had high hopes, even … Continue reading »

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On the Lake

Happy Monday y’all! How was your weekend? We took our kids for their first boat ride, thanks to our friends. It was a beautiful, warm day here in Texas. I cannot tell you how long it has been since I’ve gone canoeing. LOVE gliding across the water. So peaceful! I tell you, I should have … Continue reading »

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An Update

Happy Monday y’all! Wow, where has this year gone! We are already half way through and not as far as long as I would have hoped to be. You know, kids, hubby, life…BUT I am managing to stay atop the herculean task of laundry, dishes, and cooking. Just don’t look too close at my floors. … Continue reading »

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We Made It!

I survived my son’s first year of preschool! Was there any doubt? Well… Um, no, not all! Everyone has to go through it, and for the most part come out at the other end a little wiser for it. I can always hope, right? Last fall, I shared Growing Wings with you all about my son … Continue reading »

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