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Christmas Memories of Happy Years Gone By…

There is a faraway place, locked away somewhere deep inside my mind. It’s a distant place, with happy people I barely recognize, and every December they come back to visit. Their happy faces taunt me and their foolish ignorance hurts me. There is an immeasurable aching pain in my chest as I watch them. It’s… Continue reading Christmas Memories of Happy Years Gone By…

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Sunday Nights (Weekend Writers Pt. 2)

Week Two of Weekend Writers! And, I’m back to writing in the evenings; it’s like being welcomed home! Tonight I sit here exhausted (because it feels an hour later than it actually is) as I begin prepping my work load for the rest of the week. Sunday night is my time to reflect on last… Continue reading Sunday Nights (Weekend Writers Pt. 2)

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Weekend Writers Pt. 1

So October’s writing challenge, Morning People, was not working for me. During the week mornings are too crazy for me to write, so I’m cutting that challenge short and starting my November writing challenge, Weekend Writers. This challenge is to write every weekend. As usual, I will not be limiting myself to any specific topic… Continue reading Weekend Writers Pt. 1

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Yeah, so mornings aren’t working (Morning People Pt. 8)

Okay, I’ll admit it. This month’s challenge was a bust. Mornings don’t work for me. I’m a morning person, but not a morning writer. The mornings are too chaotic and busy; I cannot enjoy writing when I have a never-ending to-do list staring at me. I like writing in the evenings because it is a… Continue reading Yeah, so mornings aren’t working (Morning People Pt. 8)

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Me & Music (Morning People Pt. 7)

Eric Clapton and Wynonna. The Eagles and Tim McGraw. CCR & Cher. Growing up, my sister and I listened to classic rock with my dad and country with my mom (and sometimes we listened to the Disney soundtracks). Looking back at our old home videos, I can tell who is home with us based on… Continue reading Me & Music (Morning People Pt. 7)

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My Top Three Writing Excuses (Morning People Pt. 6)

Happy Tuesday! It’s been a couple days since I wrote (sorry, things have been busy) and I wanted to address the top three empty excuses I typically give for not writing: “I’m too busy” – Who isn’t? We live in a very busy and chaotic world. There is not a single person I know who… Continue reading My Top Three Writing Excuses (Morning People Pt. 6)

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Saturday Mornings (Morning People Pt. 5)

Happy Saturday! Today is part five of my Morning People writing challenge and I have forty-one minutes before my noon cut-off time – so here it goes… The evolution of Saturday mornings. Early on, Saturday mornings began before the sun came up. As a kid, I was always up at (or sometimes even before) dawn.… Continue reading Saturday Mornings (Morning People Pt. 5)

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Racing against the Clock (Morning People Pt. 4)

Today is part four of my Morning People writing challenge and I’m finding this month’s challenge to be quite challenging. See, I have a normal morning routine: I wake up and spend my first conscious hour of the day getting ready at a relatively leisurely pace. Then, the rest of the morning passes with high-speed,… Continue reading Racing against the Clock (Morning People Pt. 4)

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Apple Cider Doughnuts & Sprinkle Cookies (Morning People Pt. 3)

Today is part three of my Morning People writing challenge. I missed yesterday morning (as I predicted, some mornings I simply would not have time to write), but I’m back now. While taking my dog outside this morning, I was happy to find the perfect fall morning. The air was cool and clean. The sun… Continue reading Apple Cider Doughnuts & Sprinkle Cookies (Morning People Pt. 3)

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Tossing & Turning (Morning People Pt. 2)

Today is the second day of my Morning People writing challenge and I’m exhausted. I was going to write this post at 5:08am this morning, but I figured it would be more exciting to wait until I only had 47 minutes until noon. Today, in my exhausted state, I’m going to talk about the elusiveness… Continue reading Tossing & Turning (Morning People Pt. 2)