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February 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, On Fear, Thoughts on Family

For the last six months, I have said that I would be giving up my cell phone when we finally left California. I figured that it would be nice to have as we went down the coast, where I was sure I’d have good cell service the whole time (thank you Verizon!) Now, we are […]

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The Honeymoon Begins!

February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Famous Firsts, First Mates, Introspection, Life on the Boat, Our Route, The beginning

Matt and I were married in October and even though we had a fun road-trip from CA to NJ and then had a nice relaxing three days at a beach spa/resort (thanks again Aunt Arlene & Tom!), we didn’t have a “real” honeymoon.  Those other get-aways were somewhat negated by the stress and craziness of […]

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Define “Crazy”

January 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Introspection, On Fear, Preparing for the trip, The beginning

For the first time in weeks, I’m up early – well, up at 8:30 which is much earlier than the 10:00+ routine we’ve been in this month.  It’s raining outside and I believe it rained most of the night, and I am cozy in pj pants and Matt’s warm fleece, seated right in front of […]

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January 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, Life on the Boat

It’s been very windy here today and when I went up on deck this afternoon, I was struck by how loud it was – lines banging against masts, tarps flapping, boats creaking as they strained against their dock lines, wind whistling through the marina…  One of the hardest things to get used to with sailing, […]

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Updating my resume – a different approach

December 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Introspection, What I'm Reading

I’ve been reading a book called “The Right to Write” by Julia Cameron.  It’s a FABULOUS book for those, like me, who have been, can be and are undeniably driven to write.  The book is not about writing for money or publishing or fame or anything material – it simply talks about writing for the […]

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Change is in the air, and I’m thankful for it!

November 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, On Faith, Preparing for the trip, The beginning

Among the thousands of things I have to be thankful for, the one that is standing out a bit more right now is – CHANGE.  Of course, most of the time, I only like change when there is a “guaranteed” benefit for me, but I would also say that, in general, I just like it […]

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In a Funk

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Introspection, Life Lessons, The beginning, Thoughts on Family

To say that I have spring fever at work is an understatement!  To say that I have it at home also makes me laugh.  I just cannot focus on anything these days.  The reality that our life is about to change significantly feels too overwhelming sometimes.  I’m excited about the change, but also sad and […]

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On Poor Eyesight & a Lesson from my Dad

October 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Introspection, Life Lessons, Loss of a Parent, Thoughts on Family

Last night, I pulled into the local gas station to fill up the car.  As I’m removing the gas cap, a young boy dressed in an over-sized basketball jersey and holding a large box, approached me.  “Excuse me ma’am,” he begins, his voice already dragging with obligation and boredom. “My name is Jamar and I’m […]

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On Renewing My Faith

October 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Introspection, On Faith

I have always been a spiritual person.  As a child, my parents took me to Catechism and I made my first communion.  At home, I held a more informal catechism in my room, offering the Holy Spirit a pea-green lounge chair purchased for $5 from a neighbor’s garage sale, and quizzing my friends on Bible […]

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Out of the Closet

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Introspection, Preparing for the trip

My closet is in a depressed state these days.  The insoles of my shoes have become so worn down, I’m regularly ripping them out and gellin’ like magellan with those dr. scholl’s inserts.  The hems of my “nice” pants are now tailored with safety pins and my good “work” blouses have been reduced to some […]

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