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Happiness Highlights: Where my Heart Is

I went to New York City this week for a couple days to attend a writing conference. The content was useful and the conversations meaningful. I got to spend a night in a suite at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park and … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights from Raleigh and Richmond

It has been a whirlwind week here in the Reints RV, capped off with finding a place to camp just outside of DC for the 4th of July weekend at the very last minute. (We’re getting pretty good at going … Continue reading

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What We Learned the First Week on the Road

We pulled into the Lofton Creek Campground along East State Road 200 in Yulee, Florida on Friday night, determined to make the best of our detour. Five days (and so. much. money.) later, we are finally back on the road … Continue reading

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Jared’s Last Day

Today is Jared’s last day of work for at least a year. We’re two and a half weeks from hitting the road and he’s going to be spending that time getting the SUV ready, helping make last-minute arrangements, and sleeping … Continue reading

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On My 11th Wedding Anniversary

I flipped through my wedding album last night in preparation for writing a post about my 11th wedding anniversary for today. I was caught off guard by how much had changed since those photos were taken 11 years ago. Marriages … Continue reading

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What I Learned When Emma Turned Six

In August of 2007, Jared and the kids and I loaded everything we owned into a U-Haul truck and a Chevy Trailblazer and drove away from everything we’d ever known about home. We moved from Parkersburg, Iowa to Central Florida, … Continue reading

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What Craigslist Taught Me About Life Being A Journey

Jared came into the house to grab a neon yellow rope and to make sure I looked outside. He was trying not to laugh, but I could barely understand him around his half-suppressed giggles. “Oh man… seem like… nice kids… you … Continue reading

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The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really … Continue reading

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Tell me about cancer, because I don’t know what it’s like.

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a twitter that said, simply, fuck cancer. I added a brief end note to a post that same day explaining that someone close to us had been diagnosed. That may be the … Continue reading

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On our way. Barely.

I picked out my clothes the night before to save time. I got out of bed when the first alarm went off, 15 minutes before the second alarm would tell me it was actually time to get out of bed. … Continue reading

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