just be : why i’m taking a social media break

….Does anyone else feel like there’s just too much damn stuff to do? Like, it’s not enough anymore to have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You need to do live videos and stories and screenshot and direct message. You need to be alert to every incoming text, email, update, and trend. Use hashtags – but not…

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what i’ve learned from calling myself a WRITER this year

This month, I’m clumsily attempting another go at NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 new words in November. But in just seven days, I’ve already become quite privy to the fact that it’s not easy to write over 1,600 words in a day – and it’s even more difficult to sit…

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6 things I know about magic

Can I interest any of you in a little…Hocus Pocus? Below is a list of 6 things I’m claiming to know about magic this Halloween. I’m not talking about spells and cauldrons, but simply an idea of the amazing way our world works within itself and within us to create something that feels akin to…

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the important difference between simplicity & complacency

….and why worrying too much about either one only gives you anxiety. When I entered my first serious relationship, everything was exciting. There was the first date, the first kiss, the first “I Love You,” the first too-late night, the first anniversary, and the moving-in. There were the first discussions about where things would go…

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