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I Promise: To Take Chances

Mid-Year Reflection To say that the first half of this year was eventful would be a huge understatement. After realizing that I would not be returning to grad school in the Fall of 2015, I started feel like my purpose in life was more elusive than ever. I have spent the past four months trying to weed out my other interests (there are many) and figure out which could be the basis of a satisfying career. Taking chances was what came to mind. It has been hard, scary, trying and

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Living This New Year According To Me

Oh, The Plans We Make… This time last year, I had just graduated with two Bachelor’s degrees and I was preparing to enter graduate school in pursuit of my Master’s. Until my very last semester in college, I had planned on getting my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. But then I visited some programs, did more research, and after shopping around, worried that it was not for me. Instead, after years of much bullying—er, encouragement—from respected professors, I decided to accept an assistant teaching position with the English department

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Holy Encounters In 2016

Bee In My Bonnet Three years ago on this very day, my thoughts went to holy encounters and recognizing when you are in the middle of one. Facebook has this “Memories” feature and it reminded me around 6:00 this morning of a post that I did on December 30, 2012 – the eve of New Year’s Eve. If you are as I am, this is the time of the year that you get really reflective – on the year coming to an end, the resolutions that you actualized and those

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New Year, Better Woman

The Year In Review A lot has happened over the last year, which leads me to wonder at what age we will stop saying that. I am also thinking about the new year. Anyways, my year was full of ups and downs as I am sure everyone’s was. It was my first year of marriage, and boy, was I in for a surprise. People always say marriage is hard but it is hard in a way that is indescribable. I also started a new job almost a year ago and

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3 Roadblocks To An Awesome 2016

2016 Boot Camp Christmas has not arrived yet and Thanksgiving (in the United States) is still a week or so away. Then why have we leapfrogged to talking about the New Year? There are two reasons for that. The first is your point that we are 50+ days away from 2016 so there are many opportunities for you to achieve the intentions you set for 2015. My second reason for using today’s conversation, which is usually wellness-related, to talk about 2016 is that this is a great time to start