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Donations for Denver

I am writing to ask for your help for someone I care deeply about. Though I don’t often write in detail on my relationships, many people know that I spent most of the last 9 years in a relationship. Only a few people knew that about 6 months ago, after all we had been through, we ended it,…

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A space I enjoy

As I continue to jump into this process of loving my home, the book asked me to think about one area of my home I enjoy and why. Yikes! As much as I no longer have strong negative feelings towards my apartment, I was hard-pressed to come up with an area I truly enjoy. I…

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Making it special

Another jump start to this process of loving the home I have was the recommendation to start a special tradition or create a fun memory in my home. This took some thinking. Which in itself was a little sad, but I’m not going to dwell on that. Here were my thoughts on this: I could…

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Fresh Beginnings

I have always had a bad habit of trying to put off starting things until the conditions are quite right. I like to start things at the start of a year, the start of a month, the start of a week, at a round time on the clock. It makes it very easy to delay…

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Loving the home you have

Recently, someone commented to me that they “know how much living in this apartment drains you.” I was a little taken aback when they said it because the truth is I used to feel that way. But I honestly haven’t in a while. I suppose I just came to accept it for what it was. Are…

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The circle of life

Nearly a month has passed since I declared 2015 to be the Year of Foundation. The next step was to identify my focus areas and start the goal-planning process. Admittedly, I kept putting that off. If I set goals then I would have to actually start to do something, and although not doing anything (as…

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The dark before the light

So in my last post, my first in a while, I hinted at some challenges faced over the last several months. Everyone has challenges, and people deal with theirs differently. As I have mentioned before on this blog, I have a diagnosis of clinical depression that I have struggled with for several years. Though I…

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Let the festivities begin!

A hard afternoon’s work to prepare the table to match the vision of SADE studio (my sister). I think we got it done though. If my nephew were old enough, I’m sure he’d appreciate the effort. Lol!

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Look what I found

From Italy, home to Jamaica, to an airport in Miami, to a Japanese restaurant, to find water on my table from Tuscany, Italy.

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You may have to dig me out

I really do have a tendency to keep way too much paper. Luckily, I do go through once in a while to organize, weed out and toss. But man, these are some crazy piles of paper.

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Early morning sunrise

Though it was behind the clouds, the view this morning was still amazing. I love my country! This was a well-needed unexpected break.

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My first art purchase

Not calling myself a collector yet, but with 2 paintings gifted from (and painted by) my sister and this one I bought today at the Liguanea Art Festival (fantastic event btw) I’m off to a good start I think. Time to find the funds to frame them properly now. Lol! Support local artists!

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