Category Archives: life

Sitrep and NaNoWriMo wrap-up

Yep, yep. By writing this post, I’m ruining my chances as a serious contender for world’s least consistent blogger. So be it. December starts tomorrow, which means it’s one month until 2018. My last post was a “happy new year … Continue reading

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Wait…it’s August?!

That’s what happens when I decide to go back to school. Yep, back in February, I casually mentioned to my husband that I’d like to get a job working as a para-educator when our youngest son is in first grade, … Continue reading

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the value of a moment: why i journal

Theodor S. Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss—once said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” In a nutshell, this is why I keep a journal. I first began collecting my thoughts on … Continue reading

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lessons learned from pitchapalooza

When I woke up this morning, Pitchapalooza had already ended, with winners announced. Participating has been a ride from the get-go. The euphoria of being selected as one of 25 contenders. The discomfort of stepping outside myself to ask friends, … Continue reading

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pitchapalooza

One of the most perplexing vicissitudes of life–for me, at least–is that something exciting and affirming can also be a source of dread and self-doubt. I speak, in particular, of my participation in NaNoWriMo’s Pitchapalooza. After spending more than two … Continue reading

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be true to your work, your word, and your friend

Having loyal, long-lasting friends is an immeasurable blessing. I’m finding this out in new and humbling ways during my first faltering attempts at promoting The Door to Yesterday. I’ve posted, blogged, and tweeted about my entry for NaNoWriMo’s 2015 Pitchapalooza, … Continue reading

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nanowrimo wrap up

Toward the end of November, I got a new assignment at church: I’m the Primary president; which, for my non-Mormon readers, means I’m in charge of the children’s Sunday school. It’s a fun but overwhelming job. Fortunately, I have lots … Continue reading

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