Category Archives: Self-Reflection

Tides of Life

One of the things I love about the beach is the constant, dependable, soothing rhythm of the waves. Even though a storm can make the waves high and crashing and overwhelming - the underlying tides are constant and eventually everything will calm back down. Life is like that. When change feels like relentless breakers crashing…
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Hot Summer

It's summer and it's hot (surprise!) here in North Carolina. Heat brings a slowness to my life that I both dislike and welcome. I always think my summer will be a time to be both productive and adventurous at home, because it's slower at work and the kids are home from school. I'll try new…
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I Took Her for Granted

Nine years ago today, June 13, my mother died. It was unexpected and a shock, though not unanticipated. She had survived breast cancer three times, but the treatment that prolonged her life eventually took it. Looking back I see how much I took my mom for granted. While that's often considered to be a bad…
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Confidence and Emily

I met a friend for lunch yesterday at McAlister's Deli. We were co-workers before she took a position in another city and I miss seeing her every day. We hadn't gotten together since around Christmas, so it was great to catch up in that way that emails and text messages can't. While we were there…
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