Filling Your Niche
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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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What you might have been

You know that saying about how it’s never to late to be what you might have been? I fucking hate that line. It implies that who you are right now is– apparently– not living up to your “potential.” Whatever that means. “What you might have been” implies that where you are right now isn’t THERE there, but someday you’ll…

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When to walk away

You can read the updated (and way longer, and way more relevant for struggling stepparents) version of this post here: When should you walk away from your blended family? It’s been one of those months. A month when all the paintbrushes I broke out for my best intentions sat unused in water so long they…

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