Author Archives: janieleeds

Homesick And The Empty Nester

Both kids went off to college in August.  I was kinda anxious about being an empty nester, but honestly, I was a little excited too.  I mean, I hadn’t been on my own since – well, I don’t know when?  … Continue reading

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What Are You Afraid Of? Because I Have Gephyrophobia

“Gephyrophobia is the anxiety disorder or specific phobia characterized by the fear of bridges.  As a result, sufferers of gephyrophobia may avoid routes that will take them over bridges” (unless that’s the only way they can drive to see their … Continue reading

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Reclaim Your Power

Even if we haven’t had this type of trauma in our lives, we’ve all had trauma that we feel defines us.  Take five minutes and watch how Elizabeth Smart inspired me.  Maybe she’ll inspire you too. ♥

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I Can’t Stop Crying

Have you ever had one of those days when you are just weary and weepy and you can’t stop crying?  Well, I’m in the throes of one today.  There are a lot of issues in my life right now that … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s Quote

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. source: Lady … Continue reading

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Finding The Tool Kit Of Independence

My toilet needed help as it wasn’t working properly.  The chain that connects the stopper to the metal arm had broken.  It broke awhile ago and I rigged it with a safety pin which worked great for awhile until it … Continue reading

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It’s Not Our Anniversary Anymore

The other day I realized it would have been our wedding anniversary.  Well, I guess I should call it my unniversary since I am divorced over a year now.  I wonder if my former husband even realized the date.  I … Continue reading

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