Beulah Land

The Reverend began to sing in his beautiful and most commanding voice. He stood at the pulpit before he began and explained that my grandmother, my sweet Memaw, had asked him several times to sing this song at her funeral. That day was here.

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Schrodinger’s Cat

You know what I’ve been thinking about most this week? Schrodinger’s Cat. Science was always my least favorite subject in school. I felt like that part of my brain was never developed as well as it should have been…but this experiment has stuck with me for years and I’m usually reminded of it from time […]

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Standing Still

Do you ever get that feeling like you just want to run away from it all? Even if only for a little bit? It doesn’t really matter where. It could be anywhere. Well…actually with all of the snow we’ve been getting here in Wisconsin, somewhere a little warmer and with a little less blizzard would […]

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Comparison

As I flipped open the crisp and unmarked pages of my writing journal, hit “play” on my trusty Jim Brickman playlist on Spotify, and flicked on the lighter for my caramel cabernet scented candle I thought to myself, “Okay, Anna. Time to make some magic happen.” I had one of those movie moments where I […]

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Shears

There is something that feels so wildly liberating about getting a few good inches of dead weight chopped off. Not to mention the salon always uses the best smelling herbal shampoo that makes you feel as though you are one fragrant hair flip away from forging an entirely new life for yourself. One second away from a fresh new start where you are on top of the world and nothing, and no one, can stop you.

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Christmas Presence

Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and not recognized the person staring back at you? I’ll go even further than that and say you more than don’t recognize the person…you actually dislike them? If you saw them walking toward you on the street you’d cross it or pretend not to see them?  […]

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Bookshelves and Divorce

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“Life is like a bookshelf,” my dad once said. And ever since that moment the phrase replayed inside my head. Books from your childhood and books from the past. Then there are books on self-improvement and how to get there fast. Books are lined carefully from A to Z. Everything put in its place, the […]

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My Light Bulb Moment

I stood in the shower and a dozen thoughts darted in and out of my head. I kept landing back on just one. My blog. This little blog…  I wanted to start writing again, but I didn’t know how. Or if I even should. So much has changed since I stopped. Would people still want […]

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23: Do something that scares me.

On February 8th I was scrolling through my phone on Facebook when I paused on a friend’s (Becca) post with the words, “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once.” I paused on the words and my imagination went wild with the endless possibilities […]

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Let’s Groove

It’s no secret that I take forever and a day to get ready for events. I love doing my makeup and that normally requires a fair amount of time if I want to do it the way I wish. Listening to music and dancing around in the bathroom is half of the reason I take […]

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