Category: Lessons Learned

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Let Your Fear Be Your Guide

At the age of 18, I went canoeing for the first — and last — time. Don’t get me wrong. It was an extremely successful venture. I was with my church youth group at a river in northern California, known for its great canoeing. It was perfect for beginner and advanced canoeists alike, as the more treacherous areas all had an alternate route (walking). … Read More Let Your Fear Be Your Guide

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What My Soul Knows

I have an important decision to make…and what I’m thinking of doing doesn’t feel right. I won’t do it, no matter how logical may seem. I’ve learned my gut, my soul, has valuable things to say. It’s almost as if logic and reasoning is the lazy way out sometimes, although I’ll never dismiss the necessity to reason through a life-changing or costly choice. Sometimes, … Read More What My Soul Knows

The Number Means Something

Wisdom and Roadblocks

I’ve been binge-watching the show Younger for the last few weeks, and in addition to being entertained by the program, I’m intrigued by the idea of going back in time and starting over, knowing now what I wish I knew then. I remember my twenties as agony, my thirties as much greater fun. As my body calls out with daily new aches and pains, … Read More Wisdom and Roadblocks

OM Heavens

Oh, heavens. I’m a bit embarrassed at how dependent I’ve become on my computer, and really mortified at how excited I am to be getting a new laptop soon. I’m lucky, I’ve gotten some extra work lately, plus my brother is helping me with the financing. I may be less excited when I actually get this laptop. It’s only a 14″ screen, and I’m … Read More OM Heavens

women with sharp claws and sharper tongues

Last summer, a young woman I work with took a few days of her precious vacation time to be in a childhood friend’s wedding. It turns out the other bridesmaids were sorority sisters of the bride, and Lindsey didn’t hit it off with them. Since they were the only guests at the wedding she even halfway knew, she spent most of her time alone … Read More women with sharp claws and sharper tongues

the power of momentum

Ah, one of my favorite quotes, most often abbreviated to “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”: “Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” — William Congreve, The Mourning Bride That shortened form keeps part of the original thought intact, but it overlooks another important idea: there is no one we despise more … Read More the power of momentum

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