Monthly Archives: September 2010

I don’t know what this is. Like a journal maybe? Of an annoying 16 year old emo chic?

I hate it when this happens. When imaginary expectations and irrational guilt team up and hold me down.  Guilt sits on my chest and the expectations taunt me, begging to know why I’m not doing more. I want to write … Continue reading

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Stitch by Stitch

U want to sell your sewing machine? My stomach turned.  I hadn’t thought about it, but taking my Singer on the road didn’t make much sense.  The likelihood of me sewing while trying to travel and work and live out … Continue reading

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How in the hell did I get here?

I’m trying to figure out how to explain to you where I am and how I got here. Geographically, I am in Navarre Beach, Florida, a tiny beach town along the Gulf Coast in Santa Rosa County.  At this exact … Continue reading

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38 Places To See In The United States

If you google “extended travel”, you will find pages and pages of information about people from all walks of life who check out of the rat race in order to travel.  Abroad.  Way abroad.  Across one ocean at the very … Continue reading

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In which I realize I don’t know my kid at all.

“And now I’m going to show you where I have music!” Emma ran off ahead of us down the sidewalk corridor that joins the classrooms at her Florida elementary.  Jared and I are still in awe of the strip mall … Continue reading

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Miss Britt Soup – the moving on out edition

I know that you would follow every word I said if you could, but time is limited in your busy life.  It’s not easy to be everywhere I am all. the. time.  I know. Lucky for you, I have once … Continue reading

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And I would call it “Shut Up and Listen.”

If I were to write a book right now, I would talk about how important it is to be heard. I think some of our worst decisions are made when we feel like no one is listening.  I used to have … Continue reading

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A little game of What The Hell Happened?

Let’s play a game. We’ll call it “What in the hell happened here?” This is a photo I snapped of my kitchen pantry after the kids had left for school yesterday morning.   Everything look normal? Look again.   Aaaand … Continue reading

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Why I’m Going To BlogWorld Even Though I’m Scared Shitless #BWE10

I plunked down a good chunk of cash yesterday for a plane ticket to Las Vegas and a weekend conference pass to BlogWorld 2010, a ginormous blogging conference attended by about 4,000 people who take this whole Internet thing very … Continue reading

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On Babies and Bravery

When I found out he was coming, I was terrified. I was afraid for all the hurt and tears and pain that might be waiting for the people I loved the most – my brother, my niece or nephew, my sister-in-love who … Continue reading

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