Catching Fireflies

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1 week to 50!

In the last days of my forties, I found that I am still able to learn new things. I have always been a planner. As the only non medical personnel of group of physicians and CRNAs, I wear a lot of different hats. I live by my planner and juggle multiple projects at a time. …

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2 Weeks to 50!

I learned this week that I can sometimes forget the things that I have learned. As many of you who have followed my blog over the years already know, I have strived to get out of my own way and let myself write. It took decades for me to realize that I was often the …

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3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about. For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you. The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh The Wonder …

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4 weeks to 50!!

In my last post, I talked about turning 50 next month. I am truly trying to approach this as an adventure instead of facing it with fear. I have been looking for inspiration and have found a few treasures to share with you. Duncan Hines (yes, that was actually a real person!) didn’t write his …

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5 weeks to 50

In about five weeks, I will be turning 50! Yep, the Big Five-Oh! According to just about everyone, that will put me over the hill. And as logic would have it, many of my friends are also facing this milestone this year. It is amazing to me the huge swing in reactions that they ar …

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Anticipation Mode

As Tom Petty always said, “The waiting is the hardest part!” Last week, I posted that I had splurged and was anxiously awaiting a brand new ukulele! Of course, I don’t play the ukulele… yet… And still I wait… Set up time for new instruments from the shop can take 2-3 weeks! But we wanted …

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Taking My Own Advice

Last week, I listed some idea of how to get through the long gray days while you wait for winter to turn to spring. Sometimes you have to follow old passions and sometimes you have to take hold of new ones… I have found that when I get a bee in my bonnet about something …

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Filling the Long Gray Days

Winter and spring in Central New York can be difficult. Long gray days stretch ahead of you with no relief. The air is damp and chilly; the world around you is muddy and ugly. These are the weeks between the pristine snowfall and the pink flowering trees. They can seem endless. Or they can be …

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