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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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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xxix

The weeks leading up to this birthday have left me run ragged with numerous obligations, pre-booked time, and little to no opportunities for myself. Which is why it’s so very important, today of all days, to take the time to myself to reflect on it all, just as I do every year. Back in January,…

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my 101st post

Wait…what? So, I just found out that my last post was my 100th, and not knowing this previously, I hope it was a decent 100th. I mean, the idea of sincerely stopping in a busy moment to love yourself regardless of all your self-inflicted imperfections felt like a turning point for me. And I hope…

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