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Challenges Of A Challenge

     At the beginning of each and every year I bite off more than I can chew. I set so many goals that it’s just impossible to finish them in a years time. One of the goals was to do three 30 day challenges. I was able to do two privately, but I made the decision to do the last one on Facebook.  Continue reading “Challenges Of A Challenge”

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Step Out

     Not very often do I stray from the boundaries of eleven acres, jump in the car and stroll among the outside world wearing capes, nightgowns and wedding dresses. Not often enough do I explore graveyards, forests, and cities for the perfect photoshoot locations.

     I don’t take my passion outside of my house enough.

     Our house is a comfort zone. We sleep and eat there, we practically breathe our addresses. To stray beyond the safe boundaries of our yard is like straying from our mental comfort zone. People live in that scary world beyond our front doors and in the wise worlds of our favorite hobbit “It’s a dangerous business, going out of your front door.”

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Behind The Name

     There is a lot to be said about names. Everything we know of has one. I do, you do. Plants also have names as well as trees and roads. Names can spark memories and emotions, calling to mind different things with just the sound of the word. Names like “Hitler” can stir up hate and anger while names like “Hot Chocolate” bring to mind the sweet liquid blanket and thoughts of winter nights.

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Home

    What is a home? The dictionary defines it as “a place where one lives”.

     Everyone has a home. Mine is a red brick one built in 1982 with two stories and an unfinished, walkout basement. I have lived in two other homes, one I just recently moved out of and into the one I mentioned above.

     But a home can also be something besides an actual building where one lives. Ones home can belong in a person, a place, a city, etc.

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