Life-work balance I don’t need

Everyone talks about life-work balance, something I personally don’t need. I’m single, have no kids and therefore, I can dive fully into my job which happens to be my passion without distractions or major commitments, besides my friendships and family. And it’s OK. There are no rules for me since I have nobody to account to […]

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The art of patience

I wouldn’t have ever described myself as a patient person, however, now, I’ve learned the art of waiting patiently the only way possible, through life lessons. Just like everyone else I couldn’t wait to grow up, I couldn’t wait for the weekend, the summer, you name it. Finally, I can wait, but it’s taken decades […]

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At long last, “home”

Besides a 9 month stint, I’ve never lived alone. Now, at almost 52, and after two years floating between friend’s homes to family’s homes after my divorce, I will finally live on my own! I found a home! I thought this moment would never come, and although I’m a bit anxious, I’m excited at the […]

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Change over time; 30’S into 50’s

At thirty we think we know it all, but at around 50 we realize how little we know and start to doubt what we used to believe. All we thought we knew and stood by, after all our setbacks and experiences, is challenged and we are sometimes left weary and disillusioned. We are less passionate […]

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Celebrating being #QueenOf my life

Who said life would be easy? Mine certainly wasn’t, and still isn’t. Perhaps it will never be. And yet, like Teresa Mendoza, of Queen of the South, I feel I slay every day. And I like to celebrate it by watching the show on USA Network, Thursday 10pm/9PMc. Best part of it is, that wonderful […]

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The will to live

There is a little book I treasure by Victor Frankl entitled Man’s Search for Meaning which boils down to people’s will to live while in a concentration camp, as he, Frankl did in Auschwitz. I must have read this book over 10 times since my dad gave it to me when I quit drinking, which was […]

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T-shirts and life

I LOVE T-shirts. I must own over 100 of them and don’t seem to be able to have enough of them. The feeling they give me is as if the fabric were an extension of my skin. Do I really wear every single one of my 100 T-shirts? No, of course not. Some, I’ve worn just […]

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The fragility of adolescence

Although I’ve been through tough times as an adult, it’s nothing compared to the growing pains of adolescence. I find myself immersed now in the world of 5 teens who are going through their most fragile time. I’m not a parent, but an aunt, and try to be as actively involved in their lives as […]

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Life’s balancing act

Life is a balancing act. There is no class but life itself to teach us this. By the time we learn this valuable lesson if we’re lucky enough to learn it at all, we’re in middle age and hopefully, can work with that balance, accept it and move on with all the storms coming at […]

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I thought I was poor but I’m actually rich

At this stage of the game, while I’m starting from scratch, I’m blessed. I’m poor by all financial standards but rich in so many other ways that really matter to me. Our time is limited quoting Steve Jobs: ‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma […]

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