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Making Memories & New Beginnings

I took this photo last night and though it's not the best photo, it captures a memory.  I have a special connection to photographs....I mean, that sounds lame, everyone has a special connection to photographs, if we didn't we wouldn't have cameras on all our devices, right?  I am a writer first and a photographer… Continue reading Making Memories & New Beginnings

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Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

I'm a person who gets stressed and depressed about things before they happen.  I think I anticipate the way I'm going to feel on a certain milestone or date and get all my emotional processing done ahead of time.  Over achiever? Yeah, pretty much. I've been a little stressed and sad this week because today… Continue reading Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

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No one escapes a small town

One of the best and worst things about dating when you live in a small city is.....well, dating in a small city. Let me explain, the city I live in is in the South and we are by all reasonable purposes not a super small city, but we still think we are.  So when I… Continue reading No one escapes a small town

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Online Dating: Week 1

So it's been a week since I downloaded several dating apps and set up profiles.  So far, I'm very pleased to say that I've met several really nice men.  Not in real life yet, but chatting within the apps, they have all been very respectful, cheerful and encouraging.  I've yet to receive any undesirable photographs… Continue reading Online Dating: Week 1

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Get Ready…here we go

It's time. I've been divorced for a year and a half and I came to the realization over the last few weeks that it doesn't hurt anymore. This. is. huge. I also realize that I am lonely and I no longer feel weak for saying that.  You know what no one tells you about divorce?… Continue reading Get Ready…here we go

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Single Girl Problems: When you have to kill the bug

I live in an older apartment complex.  The complex was recently purchased by a new management company who are making some great changes to and around the property. One of the changes they have made is to periodically walk the property and leave notes advising residents if there are things on their patios or porches… Continue reading Single Girl Problems: When you have to kill the bug

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#ProjectHappy

I noticed this morning that the Single and Selfish Facebook page had a lot of notifications.  When I looked I saw that a friend of mine had gone on a reading binge of my blog and can I just tell you how deliciously happy that made me? Have you noticed that everyone has a blog… Continue reading #ProjectHappy

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Single and Satisfied

  I've been thinking a lot about the article I shared on the Single & Selfish Facebook page.  If you haven't read it, I'll link it below.  It's a brief piece about how strong women would rather be alone than put up with an asshole. Article about strong women preferring to be alone rather than… Continue reading Single and Satisfied

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AVD Anti Valentine’s Day

It's the day before Valentine's Day. I don't want to be sad, but a small part of me is. I keep telling myself Valentine's Day is a made up holiday created by the greeting card companies and chocolate manufacturers.  It's bullshit. It's also Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras.  We have a concert downtown with Cajun food… Continue reading AVD Anti Valentine’s Day

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Spider Cactus?

I took this photo on our most recent Sister Birding Adventure.  My sister focuses on birds.  Birds are her thing.  Birds are my thing too, but so is landscape, shape, plants, insects, dead things...yes, I photograph the occasional dead thing, it's ok my sister doesn't get it either. I edited this photo and named it… Continue reading Spider Cactus?