WHO IS THE FIRST PERSON YOU CHECK IN WITH EVERY DAY?
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WHO IS THE FIRST PERSON YOU CHECK IN WITH EVERY DAY?

I’m behind. For 2 weeks I’ve written posts after they’re due. Technically, I have not missed a day; but will catch up with one day and two posts. Nightly I’ve surfed for inspiration or handled family stuff only to be too exhausted when ideas sparked. Last night I went to bed resigned to wake up…

I’M FACING DOWN THE OPPOSITE OF CREATIVE WRITING!
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I’M FACING DOWN THE OPPOSITE OF CREATIVE WRITING!

WHAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF CREATIVE WRITING? After staring at my keyboard for hours last night reading headlines, a few blogs, and playing too many phone games to mentally let go of my week, I went to bed.  BLOCKED BIG TIME! Somehow, while sleeping, I sorted my issues and found a resolution. DIVIDE AND CONQUER!…

37. IF YOU JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS, WOULD YOU QUIT YOUR DAY JOB?
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37. IF YOU JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS, WOULD YOU QUIT YOUR DAY JOB?

Winning a million dollars isn’t truly a million dollars. First, calculate cash up front brings it down to $500,000, then paying 50% taxes reduces it to $250,000 – no, I wouldn’t quit my job. What I would do – all or some of these until I’ve spent $250,000: 1)    Invest half 2)    Put a down…

SATURDAY CELEBRATIONS: IT’S THE WEEKEND AND YOU DESERVE IT!
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SATURDAY CELEBRATIONS: IT’S THE WEEKEND AND YOU DESERVE IT!

Every Monday, the coffee-time banter repeats, “How was your weekend?”  “Great, but too short!” While I’m designing a time-travel machine with settings to speed up work-weeks, or slow down weekends, meanwhile, I’m determined to maximize precious relaxation time. This pep-talk stands to convince me that downtime will even present itself as, today, we split time…

RECOVERING PRINCESS: GOT OVER MYSELF AND JUST DID IT
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RECOVERING PRINCESS: GOT OVER MYSELF AND JUST DID IT

Ever notice that sometimes smart people do stupid things? I’m a recovering Princess who’d joined a triathlon team despite my delicate posterior not gracing a bicycle seat in 27 years! Our first journey traveled near the Rose Bowl castle. I sighed hearing that a lap around the kingdom covered 3-ish miles. Having traveled that distance…

LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN!
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LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN!

I boldly committed to writing 365 words a day for 365 days, and leapt onto the page, typing enthusiastically until the screeching realization about 10 days into it, that 2012 actually has 366 days! Dang it! I could write 366 words for 366 days, or write 366 words every 4th posting. Perhaps I should blaze…