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Joanna Dawyd (To a Pretty Life)
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Right-Brain Writer
I have lived pretty much my whole life in the sphere of my right-brain.  Particularly when it comes to my writing.  I write to capture a feeling.  Such writing is pretty much always dependent on the illusive muse.  While such a state of flow is exhilarating...

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Risk - #wordoftheyear
For the past couple of years, I've been feeling gentle but persistent nudges to move out of my comfort zone.  Mostly I've resisted, but the few times I have opened myself to something new and scary, It's been awesome.  So, for my first ever word of the year...

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Write what you know? What do I know?
My talented friend, Alexis Marie Chute recently posted a "write what you know" reminder on instagram.  Upon seeing this advice, I had my usual reaction of, "I don't KNOW anything!  I haven't done anything!"  Since I married young, have only had a few jobs, ...

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My Real Job
My daughter (age eight) told me yesterday that I should get a real job.  And it broke my heart.  I know she only says that because she thinks daycare would be fun.  But it hurts to think that maybe she doesn't value the same things I value.  It is important...

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Mourning a Dream
Don't get me wrong.  I love our new house.  I can't wait to get my hands on it and farmhouseify it and make it ours. July 3rd can't come fast enough! But I'm also in mourning.  This new house, close to schools and family, and in a lovely neighbourhood, is w...

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We Found a House!


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House Hunting Stress
We sold our duplex last week.  It took two days...less than a week after we first contacted a real estate agent.  The inspection is scheduled for Friday, then on Monday conditions will be removed and it will be official. So we've been house hunting. Excitin...

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