Ringing Out 2017

December 31, 2017 /

It’s time to ring in the new year again, after we get past the shock that it is in fact a new year, again. Tonight we are ringing in the new year but today I am ringing out the old one. I, for one, am okay with 2017 being behind…

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Where Exactly Is Yesteryear and How Do I Get There?

December 18, 2017 /

Raise your hand if you went to a holiday party this weekend. Now raise your other hand if you wish you had stayed home on your couch watching Netflix instead.   Me too!   Oh, except that’s exactly what I did.   In a former life I loved holiday parties.…

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Missing Holiday Joy

December 7, 2017 /

Have you ever written something or said something, stepped back from it, and asked yourself, “Is that what I really think? Is that actually how I feel?”   I just did that with this post and I had to start over. I wrote all about my childfree holidays and how…

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Advice to My Younger Self

November 20, 2017 /

I’m a previous chapter reader and re-reader. I often revisit my past in my head, sometimes for nostalgia, sometimes to ache, and sometimes to see if I can will my way back to give advice to my younger self. Overall I don’t have a lot of regrets but there are…

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My Time on the Neurology Floor: 4 Months I Will Never Forget

September 30, 2017 /

When I was 22 I moved to Seattle with a Bachelor’s degree fresh off the presses, no real, marketable skills, a lot of determination, and just enough money to get me by. It was a few weeks after 9/11 and the economy (and country) were broken. I immediately started looking…

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Motivation and Mistakes: A Middle School Memory

September 25, 2017 /

In Middle School we studied the Holocaust. One day we had a school assembly during which a survivor of the Holocaust spoke. As we funneled into the auditorium I shouted an uncharacteristic and unprompted, “I hate Jews!” for everyone to hear. My friend looked at me with disgust and muttered,…

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My Jennifer Knapp Story

June 23, 2017 /

If you were a fan of Christian music around the year 2000 you probably know Jennifer Knapp. She stood out to me because her music was actually music. Instead of overly produced pop or rock music I was listening to on Christian radio, Jennifer Knapp’s first album, Kansas, was just…

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December 17, 2016 /

It’s only natural to look back at a year as it reaches its end, but this year, taking some time to really reflect seems more important than usual. 2016 started with becoming engaged. It came as no surprise to most people, especially me. We already had reserved the venue and…

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