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AKM Beach
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February Progress Report, Plus An Epiphany on Branding
Despite taking on more hours and responsibility at the day job, I'm somehow ahead of schedule with my writing plans. Beta response to the novel has been positive so far, and I've got some great notes to work with once I start the final draft in March. I pre...

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The Big Plan For 2016
I'm too tired to talk about 2015. I was too tired to do half the things I wanted to do this year, including blog more. eyes archive shamefully When all is said and done, though, things were pretty okay, and somehow I was able to make a good amount of prog...

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Observation #4
Observation #4: One of the worst things about long-term depression, especially when compounded by anxiety, is how hard it makes it to be a decent friend, relative, and spouse. When so many internal resources are used up simply by getting out of bed and tryi...

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End of April Report
I just about have our apartment how I'd like it. Functionally, we have nearly everything we need. Years of luggage from Christmases and birthdays have come in handy; we've been storing our clothes that way for the last month. Once we shake off the stupor th...

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Observation #3
Buying in bulk is super cost effective... ...just make sure that you have the space for it. I don't really use the dishwasher anyway.

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Observation #2
After nearly 5 years of marriage and 8 years of being together, there's "playing doctor", and then there's the just as common "playing actual doctor" : "Make sure to cover your hair with a towel or something, so the peroxide doesn't bleach it. Although that...

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Movin' On Up: A Life Update
After five years of working and saving while we waited for life to deal us a decent hand, Matt and I got dealt a whole lot of change in the space of a month. We've dealt with a store closing, which led to a job relocation, which led to a demotion, a small p...

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Second Draft Done
After two long years, I finally finished the second draft of the novel. When I typed the final words, I honestly didn't feel a thing. No excitement, no relief, no sense of accomplishment, nothing. I made it Facebook official, but without a single extraneous...

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For Nana
I like small things. Every time I see you, you have some small, sweet thing for me to take home. A little trinket, a little notebook, a little gadget for the kitchen in my dreams. Little stationary with little cupcakes and duckies and turtles on them. Socks...

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Use It Or Lose It
My flexibility has regressed to the point where it's genuinely distressing. My dance teachers always encouraged us to stretch every day, especially during summer break. "Use it or lose it!" they'd say. Well, I didn't listen. Twelve years of lessons, and eve...
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