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It has been said that “The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”
Well here are the facts: We’ve been living in France for 8 1/2 months now, without work, without a car, and for 7 of those months without our own place read more
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Change. It can be a cause for celebration. A turning point. A ju read more
Gomawoyo, “thank you”, is the first word I learned in Korean. Well, it’s one of the ways to say thank you, but it’s the first way I was told, so I’m sticking to it. Since then I’ve added to my repertoire “Yes” “No” and & read more
Did you ever have a pen pal?
At some point in elementary school it was suggested that we reach out to someone our age in another country by an exchange of written letters. “Why?” came my classmates’ voices in unison. The teacher explained that a pen pal was someone you coul read more
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I hate budgets. I do. Even the word, budget. Boo!
I have this idea that being on a budget is restrictive and limiting. It brings me back to childhood images of powdered milk and cutting up dryer sheets to make them last longer.
But the fact is budgets are crucial to sta read more
I love my husband.
I love that he lets me sleep in when he knows I’m exhausted. He greets me with coffee and contains his good mood until I’m ready to meet the world.
I love that I find scraps of paper everywhere with drawings he sketched absent-mindedly. It’s the world’s cut read more