Author Archives: Mary

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

I’ve never been good with goodbyes. My mom used to laugh at me because I would always cry on the last day of school. Even when I know the goodbye is happy or for the best, I still get sad. Life tricks you by feeling like it’s going by too slowly, when suddenly, you realize […]

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Food For Thought

Where do you see your self (or hope to be) 6 months from now? A year from now?  I have no idea…and I kind of love that. I have spent so much time planning ahead that I’ve missed the life that was happening right in front of my eyes. I am, however, hoping that 6 […]

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And I Simply Decided to Be Happy Again

I was really hoping to post about all of these breakthroughs I had and how organized and ready I was to tackle my goals, but yeah…it just didn’t happen. I did finish both the first and second weeks, but when it came time to put my money where my mouth is in week three, I bailed.

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Christmas Eve > Christmas

I’ve always kind of liked Christmas Eve more than Christmas. It just feels more…magical. Even as an adult, I look out the window on Christmas Eve and secretly hope I will see Santa shoot across the sky. There’s also the anticipation of Christmas morning, which is sometimes more exciting than the real thing.

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Tempted By Health Insurance and Human Interaction

It’s funny what a little new-found self awareness can do for you. I have been a full-time freelancer for over three months now and I feel like I’m doing pretty well. It was something I worked toward for two years and it has its tough moments, but overall, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve […]

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Forever in Debt

I received a lovely e-mail from Sallie Mae this week to let me know that my monthly payment amount was going to increase beginning next month. I was annoyed, but honestly, I’m so in debt that my first thought was “Oh well, what’s another $50 a month?”

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My Thanksgiving Tradition of Not Having a Tradition

I love a good tradition, but for some reason, not having one on Thanksgiving doesn’t bother me. As long as I’m with people that I love, it’s all good. Eating lots of food is also a bonus.

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Stop Planning Your Wedding

Our wedding day was awesome because I set absolutely no expectations. I told myself that as long as I ended the day married, I succeeded. The result was one of the best days of my life.

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Confessions of an Exhausted People Pleaser

I’ve just never been the type of person that can say “I am who I am and if you don’t like it, you can go screw yourself.” I want everyone to like me. Always. Even if I don’t like them.

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Learning to Finish What You Start

People say to trust your gut and you’ll know what’s right – but what if you can’t tell the difference between your gut instinct and fear kicking in?

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