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Feature Friday: Delight in the Little Things


Happy Feature Friday! This week, in light of recent events, I want to share only one post written by our very own Jane Elizabeth from Crazy Sunshine Jane. Delight in the Little Things by Jane Elizabeth I’m not a Pollyanna, but wouldn’t it be lovely to dance and twirl on a mountain top without a…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Delight in the Little Things

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3


Like an unsharpened pencil.   I still did not find my own voice. I thought working on a newspaper would lead me to fulfill my writing dreams. I loved newspaper life. I loved the pace and the ever changing of news day by day. I loved working with journalists. I worked for a season as a…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3

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Forgiving Myself


I am an English teacher who is driven by the need, the passion to do my best to reach every single one of my students.  If one isn’t doing well, I take it personally.  It’s my fault.  I didn’t do my job.  I failed. I should have tried harder. I should have done more. I…… Continue reading Forgiving Myself

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I Never Thought


With each passing day, I take in a deep breath…inhale, exhale. Deep, lost in my thoughts I find myself, pondering about the irony of my current reality. Watching you grow accomplishing every milestone is still a wonder to me; I’m amazed of how far we’ve come. Milestones in which I rejoice and find sadness all…… Continue reading I Never Thought

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Feature Friday: The Simple Things


Happy Feature Friday! This week, I have been enjoying the simple things in life. Like finding a candle that matches my decor and smells fantastic. Or like seeing my cactus grow from a flower. Both things have been an oddly fulfilling thing to watch.   On to some of my favorite posts this week!  …… Continue reading Feature Friday: The Simple Things

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Little Girl…


Little girl who once filled with big dreams, who saw the world through lenses of wonders and magic; a world of impossibilities and happy endings. Little girl once filled with childlike wonder, relentless, hopeful and certain that she could and would conquer all. Little girl with ideas which limits surpassed the stars, little girl filled…… Continue reading Little Girl…

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Motivation Monday: What Will You Be Brave Enough to Try?


What will you be brave enough to try this week? Mine is gardening-if you can call it that. I’ve always wanted to grow plants that are useful to my everyday life from seed. I’ve tried (and failed) at my initial attempt to grow some plants but have been successful at others. I finally have the…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: What Will You Be Brave Enough to Try?

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Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer


Happy Feature Friday! This week has brought plenty of socially distant adventures! Recently, we visited one of my favorite places located in Illinois. Josephine’s is classified as a Tea House but is known for their delicious homemade meals, beautiful scenery and shops. If you are ever near Illinois, you should check them out!   On…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Tips to Make You a Better Writer

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How do you Deal With Getting Older?


2 days ago I was a child. Yesterday, I was a teenager. Today, I´m 51 years old. Tomorrow, I will be an old man. My grandparents, many relatives and friends are no longer among me (fortunately my mom and dad are still alive, and ruling their lives). We are mortal souls and we must accept…… Continue reading How do you Deal With Getting Older?

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Motivation Monday: How to Make Progress in Life


  Settling can be an involuntary state of mind. We get so used to what is in front of us that we forget to work towards our goals. One thing I know is that life is ever changing whether we are conscious of it or not. Let’s focus on making meaningful progress- day by day,…… Continue reading Motivation Monday: How to Make Progress in Life

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What I Learned From Following WordPress Bloggers


Some of you may know that I have been blogging on various blogs for several years. I am coming out of a hiatus and am now on a kick for finding, following, and reading other blogs. It seems that a lot of the bloggers I knew before, have stopped blogging so I am (almost) back…… Continue reading What I Learned From Following WordPress Bloggers

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Mental Health Tuesday: Cat and Mouse


He toyed with me. Right from the start it was a game for him. He was the predator and I was the prey in a game that included emotional, psychological, and financial abuse. I found him on a dating site. Oddly, his profile picture was of his back. As it turns out that is his…… Continue reading Mental Health Tuesday: Cat and Mouse

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Monday Motivation: How to Wake up Excited for an Otherwise Boring Day


You’ve had a bad day. Okay, maybe you’ve had many bad days and you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, here is how I wake up excited to an otherwise boring day. Are you ready for the big secret?   What I do to get motivated for the day at hand is…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: How to Wake up Excited for an Otherwise Boring Day

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It’s Almost Here!


TMU is coming back in September and I hope you have enjoyed our “blast to the past” these past few months. Now, we will be adding new posts to the mix. I am excited to give you a taste of what TMU will be like! Keep in mind, we are still accepting writers. Here is…… Continue reading It’s Almost Here!

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Motivation Monday – Laugh, Love and Courage


  Whether it be friend, family or lover what are you doing to get closer to this goal? What are some of the things you’d like to achieve in life? New posts begin in September! Why are we re-sharing this post? Look here. Join our community and be notified of new helpful posts and exclusive…… Continue reading Motivation Monday – Laugh, Love and Courage

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Feature Friday: On Life, Mental Health, and Improving Your Blog


Happy Feature Friday! Feature Friday is a day in which I give a shout out to posts, ideas, and aspects of life that I have found interesting. I am excited to bring this back! This weeks seemed to have quickly dragged on and I am happy to have finally reached the end of the week.…… Continue reading Feature Friday: On Life, Mental Health, and Improving Your Blog

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Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed


Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts and trying to salvage old ideas has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones, hues, and styles of my personal…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday: How has Your Writing Voice Changed

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Motivational Monday: Why We Need to Enjoy the Little Things in Life


A Thought to Ponder:  Every new week is like an open window into new possibilities. Open the window wide and with a smile venture forth. Enjoy the little things.     One day you may look back and realize…..they were the big things. Thoughts?

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In Spite of the Darkness, Goodness Still Prevails


My father in law gave me a bookmark which I have in my top left desk drawer.  Yes, I know that it should be in a book somewhere, especially because I am still a hundred pages from the end of Cloud Atlas. But I always worried that I would lose this bookmark.  It’s metal with a…… Continue reading In Spite of the Darkness, Goodness Still Prevails