Doing What Dreamers Do

Scuffed knees, aching with a sting only as strong as the amount of attention the shallow wounds received from my mother. Occasional disappointment, caused by not getting that toy or going to that sleepover with my friends. A near-endless supply of cornbread, sweet tea, Happy Meals, and my father's concoction of kidney bean and tomato soup. 

This is the recipe of my childhood: The bitterness blunted by the generous love and care from my parents. Bless their hearts, they tried. 

Other parents try really hard, too.

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In Place of the Right Words, Just Use Your Words

You know the saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day?" Neither was I. This sentiment rings especially true for me in 2017. In addition to working full time at a digital marketing agency and parenting my lovable eight year old daughter, I thought it would be a good idea to get a puppy and go back to college. Each of these experiences are difficult on their own at any point in life, but I must enjoy the challenge! Things do not always go as planned - in fact, they rarely ever do, and it's learning how to negotiate those frequent hiccups that can make or break a person. 

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