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About startingwritenow

I am a mom, a wife, a sister, daughter and friend. I love a good laugh, a house full of people, a great craft beer (or two), a bold red wine and a book or movie of any kind.-good, bad or otherwise! I believe in learning something everyday, in growing and changing every chance you get. I don't fit in every circle, I don't color inside the lines, but I have learned to love my messy life!

Well now…

So, I just logged in here for the first time in, oh, I don’t know…..a really long time.  I have felt kind of foolish having a blog called ‘startingwritenow’ when I am not really writing anything lately.  What a joke, … Continue reading

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Want Not Need

My mother and father just left.  They were here for a weekend, which sounds long, but in reality when you account for travel time, is not.  When your visit consists of the hours between Friday at 3pm to Sunday at … Continue reading

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It’s Personal

I just finished listening to Shonda Rhimes “The Year of Yes” and I am still lost somewhere in its pages.  I am still listening to her rhythmic voice move around in my heart.  It is still talking to me, teaching … Continue reading

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A-Minus

The people keep moving. Legs, feet, shoes shuffling down the street. Destinies unknown. Don’t stumble or trip, just keep moving. College town, lectures, meetings, lunches to get to, to be on time for. We’re busy. So, so busy. Does it … Continue reading

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Starting Write Now

I am writing today from a tiny office in a large hospital.  I am working here-photographing newborn babies, something I would have NEVER in a million years thought I would do. Never. But I started.  As my blog says, ‘If … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion

Last week C announced that he had gotten in trouble in social studies.  Not trouble, really, but called out by his teacher for making a joke about something-something that to her was sacred and serious. The Pope. I asked C … Continue reading

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Leave me alone, I’m lonely.

I miss my friends. There I said it. Big breath. Exhale. I miss my friends. My people. My bitches. Some days I miss them more than anything and a text or a phone call just doesn’t help. I miss my … Continue reading

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What’s in a DISC

I took a DISC assessment last month, something I had not done in more years than I care to recall. It was for a job with a national company- job that I may, or may not even want. But I … Continue reading

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I am Enough.

I had a dream this morning.  My alarm had already gone off and was set to snooze.  I sank back into the pillow and pulled the covers up tight around my neck making a cocoon of sorts and off I … Continue reading

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Here and Now.

I haven’t been here lately. I haven’t written and I have not read.  I have fallen victim to my own lack of focus, my own pattern of distracted behavior.  It’s not that I don’t want to be writing-I do.  I … Continue reading

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