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The Gift of F*cking Up

I'm back to listening to Podcasts and I'm currently listening to Justin Long's Life is Short and he's interviewing Actor Jeremy Renner.  I was struck by something that Jeremy Renner said about advice his father gave him as a new graduate. His father said "Now go out there and fail!" I was struck with how… Continue reading The Gift of F*cking Up

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Happy Blogday!!

It's our Blogaversary! Two years ago, I remember where I was, thoughts circling in my brain. I was thinking about my divorce, thinking about how alone I felt. I remember suddenly realizing that I was looking at this whole being alone thing the wrong way. Perhaps I needed to think of the aloneness as being… Continue reading Happy Blogday!!

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The healing power of Animals

I know I've written plenty about how I just want to sleep alone in my bed with the remote control all to myself, snuggling with my cuddly puppy and being Ms. Independent, yada yada yada.  I think I may have introduced you to Chewbacca, my Pekingese Shih-tzu who is both my best little furry bud… Continue reading The healing power of Animals

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There is an After

Hey you.  Yeah, you.  The one over there bleeding from your blood pumper chest hole where your heart used to be.  Waking up daily thinking it was all just a dream only to in the very next moment have reality crash into you that the break up, the divorce, the separation, the end, really did… Continue reading There is an After

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VD is upon us….again.

Oh Valentine's Day.  Here you are again - you little Bastard.  You may remember the photo above from a post from January of last year.  It spoke to me then because it was a metaphor for my heart.  My tender, fragile heart surrounded in spikes to keep everyone out to ensure I wouldn't get hurt… Continue reading VD is upon us….again.

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Self care

As a society, it's my opinion that we don't practice enough self-care.  Especially those of us who are single and hustling every day to make that money, be responsible grown ups, pay the bills, go to jobs and somewhere in there nurture our important relationships. Where in there is time to nurture ourselves? Lately I've… Continue reading Self care

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Forgiveness

The word forgiveness is at the forefront of my thoughts today. It's still early on this lazy Saturday morning.  I've walked the dog, did the yoga and am settled in with a cup of coffee and my laptop to do some journaling.  Then I realized something. I'm not angry anymore. Tomorrow will be February 3rd,… Continue reading Forgiveness

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I’m a Junkie

An Experience Junkie, that is. As the photo of me with the fish will attest, I did in fact survive the excursion to the fishing lodge with The Chef.  He has proven himself to not be a serial killer, I found no evidence of blood or body fragments in the lodge and he was a… Continue reading I’m a Junkie

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It’s been a minute

I've been seeing, reading, and saying this motto recently Getting divorced sucks. Being divorced doesn't. I know, it's been a minute since I last wrote a blog post.  I was really good there for a while, writing and publishing a post every week.  Then The Gentleman happened.  I'm no longer Single & Selfish....well, no longer… Continue reading It’s been a minute

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New Relationships

Everyone knows one of the best parts of buying a new car is that great new car smell. New relationships have a kind of new relationship smell too, don't they?  Is this analogy not coming across the way it made sense in my head? Follow me here, guys.... New relationships after being single for so… Continue reading New Relationships