Category: insecurity

Mending

  My efforts to simplify my life have somehow touched a nerve. As I continue to reduce my “stuff” and practice conscious consumerism,  I’m faced with the fact that I may be buying things in response to issues that have nothing to do with always having an extra mascara or stocking up on black socks…

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Black and Yellow

I’m overwhelmed. Like hands full with too many things at the back of the grocery store and I didn’t get a cart, overwhelmed. There’s too much to do, it all needs to be done well and being one of those face painters at the Renaissance Fair is looking ideal. When am I going to learn? Things seem…

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Dungarees

Show, don’t tell. It’s a common phrase among editors and high school English teachers love to write it in red pen on a student’s paper. In writing it means instead of telling the reader a story, let them feel the story, invite them in to sit with the characters through dialogue or setting. The first…

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Laundromat

For some reason, we rush past beginnings only to long for them later.  People say they loved their first crappy car, or that time in their life when they lived in a dinky little apartment, and yet at the time they hated them both.  Dreamed of something better. Being a newbie can be stressful, insecure, but…

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Embroidered

I was not born distractingly sexy or beautiful. Water doesn’t ripple down my abs and I can barely use a garden hose, but every now and then I look at people that are, for lack of better words, objectified, surface worshiped, and I wonder… Last week I was awakened by some obnoxious radio announcer in my…

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Strong Fibers

I have only been scared a handful of times in my life.  Of those, I was only terrified once. I’ve stood up for my family or friends, but I’ve never moved a mountain, led a cause.  I’m not sure one has presented itself to me.  I’m certain I have never sought one out.  I’ve never…

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Party Dress

I’m going to do this post a little backward.  Normally, I write and then I choose a picture, but today I have nothing much to say.  So, I chose the picture above and the post that follows is what looking at this picture stirred in me… All dressed up and nowhere to go. When I…

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Babydoll Nighty

My mother used to say, “Okay, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.” She raised a particularly dramatic child, so this little pearl of wisdom was heard a lot in our house.  It’s an odd visual.  I have always taken it to mean while you are getting rid of something you feel needs…

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Down Comforter

Compare where you are to where you want to be and you’ll get…nowhere. Songs often speak to a piece of my life or where I’m at for a time. This is one of those songs. She’s such a talent and this is a great live performance. Happy Friday. Enjoy. That’s all from the laundry room.…

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