Tag: inspiration

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Looking for an Answer? You Might Find it in the Silence

I’m often surprised when I have an uninterrupted moment of quiet during the day. Somedays, like today, my children’s grandmother or their aunt will watch them while I run to get groceries. As I drive to my destination, I’m always surprised to be alone with my thoughts. Everything going on in the background of my…
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How Karaoke Taught Me to Lighten Up

A few years ago, I joined a few friends at a local spot where they served delicious hot wings and played karaoke all night long. It was just supposed to be a chill night. A couple of our group members went up and sang some old hits from Alicia Keys and Usher and as I…
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The Hardest Stories to Tell Matter the Most

  This week, my good friend, Mr. Molly Maguire, has been an inspiration to me and has reminded me of some of my first stories. I remember when I started writing on Medium and had to get a lot of things off my chest. To name a few: Being depressed and graduating high school 6 months…
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Too Many Ideas Not Enough Execution

My headbands are going to be here today. I just checked the tracking and it says they’re out for delivery. Part of me feels surprised.  I knew they were coming and even wrote about it,  but in the back of my head when I thought China, I thought a month of shipping time. I’m relieved. With…
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Two Sites that Can Make Living Abroad Affordable or Even Free

Travel used to seem like a mystical experience reserved for the rich and retired. Long before I set foot outside of the US, it was one of those things I said I wanted to do, but didn’t see how I could afford it. Today, I was browsing through host profiles on a site called Workaway.…
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What Happened to the Business I Restarted?

  The last time I wrote about my business was nearly a month and a half ago. My sisters and I had ordered 710 headbands from China after which some unforeseen circumstances delayed the order. It left me frustrated and on the verge of scrapping the entire project. I thought maybe I’d quit and once the…
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My Best Friends Come from Around the World

  Right now I’m listening to my son jabbering away in Spanish to his best friend about a game they’re playing. It puts a smile on my face to hear him speaking in another language. In my life, the best of friendships have always crossed language and cultural barriers. I unexpectedly video chatted a friend from…
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What’s Life if I Don’t Stop and Smell the Roses

  Since we’ve been on a break from homeschool this summer I’ve realized a couple of things: This break was needed I don’t want to work 18 hour days or anything close to it From January to June there was a whirlwind of activity between homeschooling, my part-time job, writing and towards the end, podcasting…
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Why Being Different Has Been the Best Thing in Life

I remember when I first started homeschooling my oldest. Despite having purposefully moved to a top-notch school district, at the end of the second grade I found myself utterly frustrated with some of the things that had been going on. A couple of weeks into summer break, I was sitting at my desk, thinking of…
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To Monetize or Not to Monetize: That is the Question…Again

In an interesting turn of events, Medium is now allowing writers to publish their locked stories in publications. Being that Mr. Molly Maguire and I are co-editors of, “On the Rise”, this poses a curious dilemma. We recently received two locked posts submissions to the publication and have had to discuss what to do. Most…
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