Category Archives: Growing up

Looking 30 in the eye

This is my last day to live life in my 20s. Since I have obsessed about turning 30 for so long, I am hoping that it will be less of an obstacle when the actual day arrives … tomorrow.

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Snow over Alabama

The cloudy sky threatens rain, but instead it brings a new surprise … snow. Tiny white flakes fill the afternoon sky. The thermometer reads 37 degrees, but the temperature is dropping fast. Will any of this snow stay to play?

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First week of school

I made it through the first week of school. The feelings of doubt carry over into the second, but I talked myself out of dropping all of my classes.

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Back to school

The fear, the humiliation, the excitement, the anticipation, the anxiety … Armed with a rainbow of emotions, I start school tomorrow.

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Need a reason to procreate?

Forget fancy houses and expensive retirement plans. If you play your cards right, the only investment you need to make is in your kids. Think about it … no matter how completely screwed up your life is, your kids will … Continue reading

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Confessions of a video store clerk

For the past 13 years, I have always had a job (minus three weeks when I moved to Alabama). Each job was interesting in its own way with its own set of pros and cons. From waitress and factory worker … Continue reading

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The proper way to say goodbye

With my last weekend coming to a close, I am overcome with a new realization. I am really leaving Florida. All the joy of moving home to family and friends has completely clouded my vision to the plain and simple … Continue reading

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