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Making it through the Messy Middle

How do you feel when you set a goal? Excited? Happy? Hopeful? Goal setting is a positive activity; it generates hope for the future and gives you a positive path forward. Next question how do you feel when you are working towards accomplishing your goal? I can tell you from experience, I get tired, I […]

How are you doing ? Nano Week 2

Each November, I participate in National Novel Month. This year is my sixth writing a novel during November. If you aren’t familiar with Nano, you can find out more about it here. This is the second week of Nano, and I would like to share some tips and tricks that I use to make Nano […]

Counter Programming

In May of 1999, Star Wars the Phantom Menace was released. It was highly anticipated and went on to be the highest-grossing film of the year, in the same month Notting Hill came out. It was a romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. The purpose of Notting Hill was not to compete with […]

A Pragmatic Approach to Imposter Syndrome.

  Impostor Syndrome. I have heard the term a great deal lately. I wanted to get a better understanding of what it exactly was, so I searched for a definition to reflect on- The first one that came up when I searched define imposter syndrome was this- From Wikipedia   “Impostor syndrome (also known as […]

Jump off then fake it until you make it.

During the 1984 Olympics, I watched the Olympic High Jumper Dwight Stones win a medal for the United States; After viewing this I wanted to be a high jumper for a brief moment. If you want to be a high jumper, you need to practice high jumping, so I dragged a mattress into our back […]

Downtime

When I was 8 or 9, I used to call sports phone 976-1313; when you got through, there would be a recording with updates of scores from major sporting events. One day I was reading the phone book. I saw the weather phone numbers in different states, So one day, I started calling this 976 […]

The Joy of Walking

One of my favorite weekend rituals in middle school was to walk to McDonald’s, have lunch, then cross the street and head over to Dairy Queen for dessert. To close the afternoon, I would go to the arcade and play Sinistar, which was the only game I set the high score on. When this was […]

From Grumpy and Frustrated to Compassionate and Thankful.

In the early 2000s, there was a grocery store strike in California. People began to shop at smaller stores during the time rather than break the picket lines at the large chains. During this time, many people who never shopped at Trader Joe’s started shopping at the store. The Trader Joes regulars were upset that […]

Ranting about politics.

I grew up in Illinois, and I was in third grade during the Regan Carter presidential election. As kids, we got to participate in an election as well. All of the children got to vote for the state animal. I don’t remember what animal I vote for or what animal won. I was excited to […]

Time in Concrete

My thirty-year class reunion was supposed to be in October. It doesn’t seem like it was thirty years ago that I graduated from High School. Yet the calendar dates confirm the fact that my body doesn’t seem to believe it is true. The good thing is that I don’t feel thirty years older. I recall […]

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