I Choose Me

I Choose Me

Personal Growth, Relationships
It was Fall of 2011 and my second marriage was imploding. He was so angry and unhappy, and we rarely had sex. When I pushed him about it, he told me to get a boyfriend. Here's a hint, ladies, when a man says that, he really doesn't mean it. When I met my lover, he was young, exciting, passionate, tireless - all of the things that my husband was not any longer. We were just supposed to have a physical relationship, but we fell deeply and madly in love. I couldn't keep my hands off of him. He was like my own personal drug. There was no way to hide what we had, and I had to come clean and end things with my husband. The thing is, he didn't…
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Downsizing in Preparation for the Future

Downsizing in Preparation for the Future

Personal Growth
I have been giving a lot of thought to just what I would be purging as I endeavor to have a more mobile and streamlined lifestyle. Perhaps in a moment of prescience a few years ago, I began selling, donating, and tossing furniture and clothing that had followed me for years. It is a liberating, terrifying, and exhilarating feeling to hold something in your hands that once meant so much, then discard it. You wonder if you will miss it. You wonder if you may regret it when you find yourself needing something like it. You feel a twinge for the loss, then you just feel...light. I remember when I was just starting out as a young adult. I am a child of the South, and I had always coveted…
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L’Aventure Commence

L’Aventure Commence

Health, Personal Growth, Relationships
My name is Kandace. I am in my early 40s, mother of two, and a business owner. For some time now, I have been searching for something new. It has manifested as a yearning, an itch, a restlessness that is momentarily quelled by alternate states of overwork and overplay. My youngest is beginning her senior year of high school in a couple of weeks, and have glimpsed the vague, shimmering hazy and barely formed hint of what my life will become soon. (more…)
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