Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why People Are Mean

“Why are people so mean?” I think that’s something we have all asked at least once in our lives. Of course, when we ask it we’re talking about other people. We want to know why that person over there is … Continue reading

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Do you have too many values?

“Just do what makes you happy.” People said that to me over and over again when Jared and I were separated. It was well-intentioned advice, but every time I heard it I was overwhelmed with the urge to punch some … Continue reading

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Life Is Not a To-Do List

I adore the concept of bucket lists. I love reading “life lists” my friends have posted online. In theory, I think the idea of keeping a running tally of things you want to do before you die is fantastic. In … Continue reading

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Without Balance

I have seen and done a lot in New Orleans in the last week. I don’t have any pictures I can show you of any of those things, because they are still in RAW format and my brain is simply … Continue reading

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On Not Making Money From Your Passions

There is a lot that can be said about learning how to turn your passion into an income stream. But there is also something to be said for doing something just because you enjoy it. Even if there’s no money … Continue reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Big Trip

I feel like the only thing I ever talk about is the epic road trip my family and I are taking. I imagine massive eye rolls and impatiently mouthed “is she talking about this again?” being exchanged over my head. … Continue reading

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Perfect

You’re so mean When you talk About yourself, you were wrong Change the voices in your head Whenever I hear those lyrics, I think about my mother. She’s constantly telling me not to say mean things about her daughter. And … Continue reading

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Worthy

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves, even if the whole world already knows it. She is, you know. Worthy. Inherently. And so are you.

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Getting Perspective on Priorities in First Class

It’s not very often that I fly in First Class. There are dozens and dozens of things I’d rather spend my money on, and it seems a bit silly to me to pay what would amount to the cost of … Continue reading

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Being Able to Say Yes

We could have made plans to travel more without selling all of our stuff. I could have continued to work for someone else, maybe even made more money doing sales for a big company that offered benefits and vacation days. … Continue reading

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