Category: Personal

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So Many Wonderful Things

On a Thursday morning in June, I drifted in and out of sleep. The last dream I had came to me as the sun rose. In my dream, my husband Joe and I were getting our house ready for a visitor. My grandfather would arrive at any moment. When my grandfather pulled his car into the driveway, Joe and I went outside to greet … Read More So Many Wonderful Things

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5 Ways I Set Yearly Goals (and See Results)

For about a decade now, I’ve set goals for myself at the beginning of each year. Ambition has no expiration date, of course, but I’ve found that yearly goals are a good timeframe if I really want to get things done. Getting my master’s degree, following my chosen career path, learning how to read tarot, traveling to retreats on my own, vacationing in Sweden, … Read More 5 Ways I Set Yearly Goals (and See Results)

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40 Things to Do Before I Turn 40

This July, I celebrated my 32nd birthday. Although I’ve set my annual goals each January for years, I sometimes find it challenging to focus on the long term. The last time I remember coming up with as much as a five-year plan was, perhaps oddly, in the middle of a job interview many years ago. I was fresh out of college and in need … Read More 40 Things to Do Before I Turn 40