Filling Your Niche

Hello, new decade!

My 40th birthday was yesterday. Although I wasn’t dreading the day, I can’t say I’ve been all “Yay, 40! Finally!” either. Because 40 is one of those numbers that brings with it an off-putting sense of dead-endedness. You can’t play cutesy little age games with yourself, like “Oh, I’m just a new version of myself!” No, no. 40…

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Throwing your weight behind the Universe

Yesterday was my first day not working at my old job. Like many jobs, working there started out promising, solidified into exactly what I needed when I needed it, then the stress slowly started outweighing the benefits, until eventually I resented every email and every new assignment. So at the beginning of this year, I told my boss I was…

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4th of July at the Voo

I’m not sure why we say things like ‘Wow, it’s been a real whirlwind around here’ because when is life ever *not* a whirlwind. But anyway, it’s been a real whirlwind around here. We got back from our Bemidji trip in time to get Miss L to the airport for Family Vacation #2 with her mom,…

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