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Thoughts On Opening Veins

My first published work appeared in my third grade school calendar. It was a poem about icicles. January. Picture illustrated by some fifth grader. The family considered it to be a Big Deal.

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Everyone Wants to Write a Book

Whether it’s the lure of seeing your name in print or the satisfaction born from such a huge accomplishment, even people who have no clue where apostrophes belong have “write a book” on their bucket list.And secretly, I do, too. However, it’s more than that. I want to tell a story.

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The Peace that Comes from Naming your Passion

I want to be a model of a woman who loves herself, who finds joy in ordinary places, who celebrates her individuality – and I want to pay it forward.

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Learning to move forward even when life isn’t perfect

I know, life isn’t always going to go perfectly. In fact, it will likely be filled with many unexpected challenges. My hope is that I can get to a point where those challenges don’t set off a negative mental spiral. A point where I can treat myself with the love and forgiveness that I would show to others.

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On Writing My Own Job

I never pictured myself the entreprenurial type. The idea of striking out and doing anything on my own felt painfully uncomfortable. I don’t know anything about running a business. How could any take me seriously?

I’m a super rule follower. That’s probably why I ended up with a government major and a government job. The government provides tons of manuals and rules and requirements. You don’t have to come up with anything yourself. In fact, it would best if you didn’t.

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On Finding What Was Never Really Hidden

One of the truly amazing things about life is that you never know when inspiration is going to smack you upside the head.

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So World, Are You Ready to Conspire With Me?

The most riveting and terrifying aspect of my life is that I never know what to expect next. If I pronounce wholeheartedly what I aspire to achieve in these next five months, work just as fervently to accomplish them, and have the support of other lovely ladies, then I’m confident that they will become tangible and not just meandering thoughts.

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Finishing my manifesto and learning what self-love really is

Sitting in a bright red Ikea chair at a local coffee shop, it hit me. The deadline smacked me across the face like the icy wind on the walk to the shop, and I knew, I was screwed.

It was the day I was supposed to unleash my brilliant, value-packed, fabulous new email opt-in on the world – and my manifesto wasn’t done. At least not totally. After weeks of hashing it out, scrapping sections, and letting my heart pour on to the page, it still. wasn’t. done.

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Breaking Free of Poverty Mindset – Here’s to My New Money Shoes

Money hasn’t been an easy subject for me for a long time. When I was a kid, I was a saver. But my mom would “borrow” my money, so I learned to spend it when I had it.

Now, I owe $30,000 in student loan debt, due to start being paid back in June. And a baby due February 29th. As you can imagine, “I got my mind on the money, and the money on my mind.”

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From Barista to Writer: Building a Business out of Thin Air

I never had any intentions of being an entrepreneur. Really I didn’t. I thought I was just starting blog. Harmless, really. Then, it was a month-long course on blogging. No biggie. Then, I made my first affiliate sale. Oooh, that was pretty exciting. Then, I was writing and marketing an ebook.

Okay, so it was a slippery slope.

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