Life Lessons

Life at Forty

If you had asked me, as a child, what my life would look like at 40, I would have had absolutely no clue. That was too far away for me to visualize. If you had asked me at 20, I would have been 100% sure that I would be married with children and a solid…

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A busy bee never gets bored

“Mummy, I’m boring!” That, according to my mother, was said by one of us as a very young child, to express our frustration with the lack of entertainment we were facing at the time. We laugh about it now, but it was sometimes a challenge keeping us children amused. Technically, I was saved from boredom…

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Where’s my money?

As I write this, I am preparing to do my 3rd “fresh start” since the start of the year. Considering we’re only 3 months in, that says a lot. I’m talking about a budgeting fresh start, of course. As I mentioned when I laid out my goals for the year, money management is an area…

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The Year That Was 2014

I had kind of decided I was not going to do a review of 2014 since I had pretty much drifted along aimlessly and the waves just tossed me around. But 2 days ago I read Chris Guillebeau’s Annual Review and it inspired me (again), in more ways than one. Clearly, I was inspired to write…

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Out of Many, One Mixup

This morning I read (yet another) powerful piece of writing from Kei Miller. Now I admit to being a fan of his commentary, and not necessarily his poetry, having never read any of the latter. But so far, whenever I read his commentary I find myself nodding in agreement, because here is someone willing to…

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A life worth living – R.I.P. Jodian

You don’t have to know someone well to be sad that they’re gone. I’ve always believed this and now more than ever.On Monday, I received an instant message that immediately brought me to tears.

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Living online

It seems weird to talk about a life online, but it has become more than just an extension of the “real world.” People have homes online, that place where you know you can find them because they’ll come back at the end of the day. For many, it is where they’re most comfortable, where they…

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The end is near

I don’t even know how it’s possible that 2014 is nearly over. I won’t pretend that I’m not happy. 2014 has been a ridiculously difficult year. But now there’s only 3 months left. So what’s a girl to do besides figure out how to get through the next 3 months. For several years, I have…

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Living a life with no regrets

It may sound like an over-simplification, but we are all active engineers in the course our lives take, so invest in the learning and then continue onwards towards the goal.

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Starting Over

Starting over is scary, sure. It raises so many hidden insecurities and fears in people. But maybe there is another perspective on what starting over brings.

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The value of unplugging

I have seen and read many articles extolling the value of “unplugging.” Though I would stop short before saying I can’t live without any device, I recognize the symptoms of a problem. Clearly, especially working in technology, being connected is important. But there is tremendous value in unplugging, for even a short time.

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Romance Is Not All About Flowers and Gifts

There is a “traditional” perception of romance, largely propagated by novels and movies. This cliche inevitably involves dates and flowers and gifts. Not that those things aren’t nice, but they are not critical to a concept of romance.

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