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I Miss Blogging a Little Bit

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Three years ago, after over a decade of blogging, I had lost all my spark for writing on my blog. I had recently moved to Michigan (again), was figuring out where I was careerwise, and had felt disillusioned by the emotional temperature of the blogging world. Although I wasn’t targeted in the same ways as […]

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Blogging Laryngitis

You know that feeling when you have laryngitis? Straining to make noises, a sore/achy throat, and feeling the effects of vocal fatigue? You know that you should probably rest your voice, even though you have a lot to say? That’s how I’ve felt lately with my blogging. I have said so many things on my […]

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I’m Moving to Michigan

Last night I updated my Facebook status, and mentioned our family’s move to Michigan at the end of the post. The general reply? “Whaaaat? No! You’re Moving? Did I miss your announcement?!?” Although I’ve been talking about our upcoming move for several months, I guess it’s never been official because I didn’t make a big […]

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Not Myself

Suppose I said I am on my best behavior And there are times I lose my worried mind Would you want me when I’m not myself? Wait it out while I am someone else? Suppose I said Colors change for no good reason And words will go From poetry to prose  And I, in time, […]

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Summertime Lull

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Every summer, I feel myself pulling back a bit. For most of the year, I am used to having a crazy busy manic life, jam packed with every possible activity and obligation imaginable. But once the weather heats up,  I feel like my natural extroversion pulls back and my introvert comes out. I don’t feel […]

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June Update

Last weekend I went to a blogging conference, passed out business cards, and hung my head in shame that I had not updated my blog in SIX WEEKS (what kind of blogger am I??) So now I am writing to rectify this. In my defense, I have posted at Beauty and the Bypass a few […]

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Beauty and the Bypass

I’m excited to announce two things: I’ve been approved for weight loss surgery, and will be undergoing laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on February 7th. I’ve decided to share my weight loss journey publicly, and have launched a dedicated blog to document the process. It is called “Beauty and the Bypass.” If you’re curious to […]

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One Month, One Year

It’s been almost one month since my last blog post, and it’s the one year anniversary of me moving back to Utah. Both seem hard for me to believe. Dates and anniversaries are significant to me. I have a strangely accurate recollection of dates from the past. 3/15/1995 brings a chill to my spine. 7/10/2004 […]

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Doing my Best

The last few months have really put me through the wringer, emotionally and physically. It has been incredibly difficult to go from an able-bodied, overzealous DO-er, to someone who has to accept help from others, and be satisfied with myself when I accomplish less than my usual best. My mother has dealt with chronic pain […]

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Depressed Bloggers Anonymous

Over the last few weeks, I have been catching up on my Google Reader. As I’ve skimmed and soaked in 1000+ blog posts over the last 3 months, I’ve found a common theme: depression. I read posts on Mormon Women Project, Blog Segullah, Mormon Mommy Blogs, FMH,  Melancholy Smile, and other sites I love. I […]

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