Category Archives: personal musings

an essay about my mom, and the beginning of something more to come…

After I lift her from the chair, help to maneuver her body on the toilet, I sit in the wheelchair while she poops. We talk. Well, I talk. She replies with phrases you might only speak if you had half … Continue reading

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my first week at my new job!

Last night I had my first Wegmans dream since my last day. In the dream, I was accidentally scheduled to work two weeks after my last day (which would be around now). So I worked, being the responsible person that … Continue reading

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the weekly wrap-up

Sometimes I’m too hard on myself. Ok… maybe more than sometimes. Shut up. So I’m starting a weekly wrap-up of my successes in taking care of me, including physical exercise and emotional/mental care. This week I’m going to combine what I … Continue reading

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my first half: to run or not to run

  I’m not running my first half marathon, and here’s why Last week I signed up for my first trail race of the season: The Dirty Kiln Half. “Half” stands for half marathon, which is (here I’ll do the math … Continue reading

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getting lost on the trail

getting lost on the trail (or: the tale of a thousand ticks) I have a habit when I trail run alone (which is 100% of the time, of course) of getting “lost” when I’m on new trails. It’s not so … Continue reading

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[PHOTO] Cut my hair so I could rock back and forth without thinking of you

So this happened today. Gina 1 Fear 0

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getting out of bed: a year later

Last year I was on the brink of losing my teaching job. I lost a very important friend in an ugly way, another moved to another state. My mother had a massive stroke that left her right side paralyzed and … Continue reading

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Protected: the t.v. show dialogue that changed my perspective (and maybe even my life)

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[MUSIC] favorite songs according my url

This was a meme going around in the blog wold, so I thought: Why not? Turns out it’s a lot harder to pick just ONE song for each letter (what you’re supposed to do). Oh well. These are my favorite … Continue reading

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on being overwhelmed by other’s passions and talents

[image source] “Sometimes I cry watching people do what they love.” I made this comment on Facebook this morning. It came to me after I watched a video a friend posted of the Team Canada Nexxice synchronized ice skaters, which … Continue reading

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