Just One of Those Days

It’s frustrating to feel like all the things you want in life are juuuust out of reach.  You can see them, they’re so close. But you can’t seem to figure out how to grasp them.  It can be discouraging.  And, if you allow it, that discouragement can completely obliterate your efforts to keep reaching. I […]

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I Woke Up Like This

“She’s so put together,” they whisper as they pass me in the office.  I hear them wondering how I do it. Well, the answer is easy: First, I jump out of bed about thirty minutes late.  Scramble to shower and shave, but not before stubbing my toe on the bedroom door on my way to […]

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Hope

She saw my tears asked if I was okay, but I was too emotional to speak. She sat beside me, placed a hand on my back and offered me a tissue.  I accepted, upset with myself for crying in public.  I wanted to ask her to leave.  Instead, I told her I was just having […]

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Shall We Dance?

Six years old.  End-of-summer camp show.  I am wearing a pretty dress and ready to perform with my partner and camp mates, the routines we’d practiced.  First, we dance as a group. Then, we find our partners and perform the second and final dance.  I spot my partner and make my way toward him.  But […]

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