unlikely friendships

Letting friendships develop, even when it doesn’t feel easy

We all sat around my living room, sharing vulnerably as we had been all summer, an unlikely group of friends, seemingly thrown together by divine hands– because how else would we have all ended up together? As the conversation turned to friendship, I began to see a trend, a sort-of truth emerging. It seemed like (read more…)

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Caroline’s courage in making a major life change

Name: Caroline McGraw Location: Northwestern Alabama Occupation: Writer Blog/site: A Wish Come Clear Tell us one way you are simplifying your life. I am simplifying my life by living where I live now: in a small town in Alabama, instead of Northern New Jersey, where I grew up, or Washington, DC, where I lived for (read more…)

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How to say goodbye

Not quite a month ago, we moved out of our house of two years (gracious, we’ve done a lot in just a few weeks!). Before that, we lived in a rental for our first year in Central Oregon, to get a feel for where we’d like to live. Before that, we lived in Austin for (read more…)

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Weekend links

Paper vs. plasma: how the digital reading shift is impacting your brain :: The Takeaway Raising a kind daughter :: Huffington Post Guard your gates :: Sarah Bessey Henry James and the Great Y.A. Debate :: The New Yorker It’s like they know us :: Tumblr “No book is really worth reading at the age (read more…)

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On being you

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently I attended a conference where I met someone whom I can only describe as “my people”. For me, a relatively introverted, insecure woman, it’s always a revelation when you meet someone you (read more…)

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