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Four Dark Thirty

What are the early, dark hours of the morning good for? Nothing. Well, I guess it is a matter of perspective. Some people think it is a great time to start the day because they can get a lot done without many (or any) interruptions. They workout or meditate or plan their day. For others […]

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(Obligatory?) Reflections

The end of the year often brings out the reflective nature of people. I am no different. This has definitely been a strange year. There are so many things that were different, challenging, scary, and exciting. I started the year with a chosen word. Some of my good friends did this regularly and I thought […]

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The Magic is Real

I had no idea what was going on. Everything seemed to be in chaos but still running smoothly. There were shouts and arms flailing in the air of “urgency but not panic”. Just because I didn’t understand what was happening didn’t mean that the small people around me were clueless, too. They all appeared to […]

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Speaking of Traditions…

Traditions are not laws. They don’t have to be followed. You won’t be punished if you don’t follow them. No one’s head will explode (in the literal sense) if you choose not to follow a tradition. Though we do sometimes feel pressure to follow them. We sometimes follow traditions that go back several generations without […]

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Leaving NJ

Two months ago today, we left New Jersey. The leaving became its own story… Baby Brother was a little disappointed that I was going to leave NJ before his birthday. I assured him that I was call or video chat. With the pandemic going on, it wasn’t as though we were going to have a […]

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Showings

Have you ever sold a house? It’s exciting and stressful. But the biggest pain in the ass, in my opinion, are the showings! Not to mention doing them amid a pandemic! The worst thing about showings is having to keep your house clean while trying to finish projects and packing. I mean, who wants to […]

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Step 1?

The first step to moving is deciding to move, I suppose. But let’s assume we’ve done that and we’re on to the “real” first step. But what is the logical “real” first step? I’m willing to bet that most people would say figure out where you want to move to. For us, that was done […]

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Online Shopping

What have you bought that you hadn’t seen in person first? With the internet and all of the online stores, I’m sure you have bought something – shoes, clothes, furniture. But have you bought a house? Seriously. Have you seen a house online during a pandemic when you were ready to move and decided to […]

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Expectations Will Ruin Your Life

“Why do things always go to hell?” “Why does nothing turn out right?” “This is the worst night/day/party EVER!” Have you said any of these things? I know I have heard them plenty throughout my life, out of my own mouth and others’ mouths. Expectations. That is the reason things and events turn out like […]

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Joining the TEAm

When we last saw our heroine, she was walking down a path which she expected would take her to her goal of having the security of a salary with the flexibility of owning her own business with a particular direct selling company. What she didn’t know was how quickly paths curve! I had been with […]