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Entries tagged "reflections"

August 26th 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she wants.   A break-up. Secrets withheld. “If you... READ MORE
April 21st 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.   I fail at finishing my to... READ MORE
November 1st 2014
Have you ever had a stranger speak over your life like they knew you intimately? Tonight was a first for... READ MORE
July 13th 2014
An open letter to those who know better Each of us is older than someone.  We know better because we've lived longer... READ MORE
April 19th 2014
I lost my Happy.  It seems to have taken a sabbatical and it's really affecting my life. Happy's nemesis, Worry, has been... READ MORE
January 19th 2014
"I've gotta finish writing this email. Someone just tweeted me. What about that proposal? Crap, have the dogs been walked?... READ MORE
November 5th 2012
A quiet morning after Daylight Saving has ended at a Starbucks in Bethesda. I come to write and reflect... to... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.
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