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No One Likes a Happy Girl

“Your blog is so positive now.” She didn’t mean it as an insult, or even a compliment, really. She was just stating a fact, one I should have been glad to hear since I’ve made a conscious decision to focus … 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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Perfection. Which is funny, because I have no ending.

There is an ornament that hangs on my mother’s tree that is little more than yarn and popsicle sticks.  There may be a small strand of silver garland attached to it, although I’d be surprised if that part has survived … Continue reading

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My very first comma.

When we say we want to be “writers” when we grow up, we imagine ourselves as a slightly shorter version of Carrie Bradshaw. Or, at least, I do.  I mean, the woman had an insane shoe collection and lived in … Continue reading

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Truth In Blogging: Some People Are Bitches

I’m not perfect. None of you are surprised to hear that, I know.  But my point is that not only am I not perfect, but I have no desire to appear perfect.  Not to you or anyone. There’s too much … Continue reading

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Communicating After Counseling

Sent at 10:16 AM on Friday Jared: Hey miss writer brittmariereints: miss writer? wha? are you mocking me? Jared: Don’t think to0 hard but no asking for help brittmariereints: oh ok Jared: tamieka is trying to write something for her … Continue reading

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Monetizing Pain

I spent my weekend at a conference about making money online. Correction. I spent half my weekend sitting in a conference about making money online thinking, what the hell am I doing here?, and sending an incessant amount of snarky, … Continue reading

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What Now?

I’m sitting on a fourth floor balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  I’m looking at the beach, listening to the waves, but I haven’t stepped foot on it yet. I haven’t stepped foot much of anywhere this weekend.  It’s after 3:00 … Continue reading

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And Jesus Would Say: Never Unfollow Someone Just Because They Unfollowed You

Sarah pointed me to an article in Wired that pretty much sums up my philosophy on life. Or, at the very least, the point I’ve been trying to make in an ongoing argument with Avitable recently.* The entire article is … Continue reading

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Growth. Which is not the same as good writing. Clearly.

I’ve written a lot of really personal stuff here. I’ve talked about my marriage – the good and the bad.  I’ve documented my depression as it was happening.  I’ve used this blog to communicate with my husband via “open letters“, … Continue reading

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