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I Love School Supplies!

I admit it. I love school supplies and since the beginning of August I have walked through stores and fondled notebooks and pens, folders and crayons. I need a support group! But September and the back-to-school season has always been my favorite time of year. A time to dive deep and start something new, a …

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If your plate is full…

Four years ago, I talked about how full my plate already was and why I just keep adding to it. Well here I am – another year and more stuff on the plate. In addition to the day job and trying to squeeze in some time and energy for writing, I have been working on …

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A Little Reminder For Myself and Others Like Me

Last year, I stretched my comfort zone a bit. I taught a workshop for certified medical coders. Yes, I got up in front of a room full of strangers and spoke and put myself out there. I was terrified and exhilarated at the same time. I didn’t think I could do it, but was so …

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Hey, You Never Know!

A few years ago, I posted about winning the lottery, or not winning. I still haven’t won. I can’t seem to even win another lotto ticket! Maybe it’s because I don’t play consistently, or maybe it’s because the universe knows I am okay without it. 😊 Still, I wish the universe didn’t have so much …

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For the Recovering Perfectionist in All of Us

Still working on this daily… Little Miss Perfect CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 ♦ Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let …

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With Age Comes Wisdom

I had a birthday last week. Yep, I turned 49. I always find people’s reactions to birthdays curious. My favorite reaction is when they argue with me, insisting that I can’t possibly be as old as I am. I take those as compliments, assuming it is because I don’t look that old as opposed to …

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When the Muse Speaks

Life can come at us at warp speed sometimes. I just had six non-work days in a row and had planned a lovely stay-cation with lots of books, wine and naps. I needed it. Since early last fall, every day off from my day job found me in some sort of class, tending to a …

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Finding What You Didn’t Lose

I admit it. I sometimes find myself in some deep ruts that I can’t seem to claw my way out of. I get caught up in all the day-to-day detritus and lose track of what I want to accomplish. My writing takes a backseat to, well, everything else in the world. Sometimes this happens because …

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