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A Vignette from My Life: #3

The sun scorched the day, yet a smile brightened the girl’s face.  Her toes drew lazy circles in the still water as her pole hung loosely from her hand. Suddenly, tension pulled the pole, and the girl excitedly jerked up, slowly reeling in her first fish.  Squealing in delight, the girl’s smile brightened even more,…

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A Vignette from My Life: #2

Numbness tore through her heart the moment he walked out the door.  She idly rubbed the finger the ring once encircled, feeling so much that she felt nothing at all. Deep down, she felt that it was over–she felt her life would be better.  She didn’t know this, though.  She felt as if she didn’t…

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One Small Step Forward

So previously, I mentioned the dreaded feeling of discontentment.  I said that I feel like I need a change in my life, and I think that change is starting my own proofreading business. Well, I’ve taken the first step! Last summer, I purchased Caitlyn Pyle’s General Proofreading course from her website Proofread Anywhere.  I looked at…

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A Vignette from My Life: #1

She jumped as his phone flipped through the air, the graceful motion ending when it struck the fridge and fell to the floor. Without an apology or even a fluid stream of profanity, he ignored his phone.  And her.  Instead, he reached into the small freezer and pulled out a bottle.  The door didn’t even…

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Vignettes from My Life

In my attempt to shake the previously mentioned feeling of discontentment, I’ve decided to start writing creatively.  I honestly haven’t written anything since I graduated from grad school back in May of 2012 . . . at least nothing that wasn’t connected to my lesson plans.  I used to enjoy writing, so I decided to…

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A Feeling of Discontentment

A feeling of discontentment. It’s a horrible feeling, especially when I know that, in the larger context of the world, I have a lot going on for me.  I’ve been struggling with this feeling for years now, though, and a lot of it stems from my job. I know as an educator that I should…

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