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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maybe it’s time for something new : tips for simplicity

Driving through parts of the Tennessee countryside I’ve never seen before, I am always struck by one thing: the simplicity of it all. I mean, when I first moved out to College Grove, it certainly felt like I was in the “middle of nowhere,” but I quickly became familiar with the fastest routes to the…

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seasons of stress

Seasons of stress don’t always have to make sense. Sometimes, we’re stressed for other people and their well-being. Sometimes, it’s almost like a chemical imbalance that we can’t control. Sometimes, we just feel overwhelmed – even by the things we want to do. But whatever it is, stress is legit. And apparently, I’m in the…

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