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Desire Mapping (January 14)

How do you want to feel? I’m working on my Desire Map. What on earth is that, you might ask? It’s a different take on New Year’s Resolutions by Danielle LaPorte, a book you will find in the Self-Help section of Barnes & Noble. The subtitle of The Desire Map states, “A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul,” and on the…

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Know Thyself (January 9)

Introverts have come into light recently. It’s like they’re the underdogs in our abrasive world, and they’re really the ones that have engineered everything. I read Quiet by Susan Cain, or I suppose skimmed it because it was for a book study I did when I was working. I found it very interesting, and I also found myself trying to identify…

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Best Weekend Ever! (January 8)

I just had one of the best weekends of my life, honestly. In the top ten. It was just a weekend of being together harmoniously. Ha- with a family of 5, that is a bit of a feat! We did nothing remarkable, exciting, or adventurous. Saturday: did some cleaning, talked to my bff on the phone, the girls had playdates,…

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The Waiting Place (January 4)

Have you ever read Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss? It is often given to high school grads, which makes perfect sense. When I first started teaching, I used to read it in June to Kindergarteners and to 5th or 6th graders, whichever my oldest grade level was. I wanted to pass off some of the book’s wisdom to…

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Writing Experiment: January 3

Today, I had a remarkable thought during a very unremarkable experience. Actually, it happens every time I have this experience. I went to Target this morning, had a few things on a list to buy. Of course, I bought more than what was on my list, but at least nothing was superfluous. Well, other than the pink Boston Terrier figure…

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Writing Experiment: January 2

Listen, I’ve made it to Day 2. That’s a miracle! Many of us are going back into our usual routine today. Even if you worked last week, today has a totally different feel than the day after Christmas. Are you welcoming it? Or not? I love the unstructured vacation time, but I do cherish the routine, too. You can’t go…

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Writing Experiment, January 1

Writing Experiment: January 1

Why, hello new year! 2018. It sounds so fake. I think that at every new year. And then by the second week of January, I’m pretty well used to it. I was supposed to wake up early and write, but I am coming from you at 10:40am. I slept in to 10:00!!! Well, there were quite a few interruptions around…

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My Take on New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!!!! 2017 was a doozy for many, and I keep seeing that people are happy to put it behind them and are filled with hope for 2018. Well, 2017 was an amazing year for me. It was filled with ups and down, but one thing for sure came to me in the latter half of the year: I…

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The Arbonne Post!

I tried Arbonne, and here’s what I thought

Hi Shorties! Ugh, this one has been a long time coming. Like, a long time. I had the opportunity to learn about Arbonne’s products, try them out for almost a week, and reconnect with a friend from high school! How awesome is that? The long and the short of it is, I thought the products were really great, some I…

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November Giveaway #1!

November Giveaway #1

Hi everyone!!! Let’s have some fun. I have a signed copy of Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford to giveaway!!!! You heard right. Signed. By Rachel. I know. Joey Lawrence whoa! Two ways to enter: visit my FB page @theshortesttallman on FB AND drop me your email address. That’s it! **You must live in the US to enter.** Click here…

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