I don’t know what my mom was thinking when she dropped me off in front of my Catholic elementary school. When she put this overly rule following, people pleasing girl in that grey plaid uniform, white shirt and criss cross tie and sat me behind that desk in first grade. I believed it all……hook, line…

So it’s Wednesday morning, well actually Thursday, but I am walking with my Wednesday morning buddies.There are three of us. We are on the first strides of our walk. The sun a bit hotter than it should be at 7:30 in the morning. As usual, I am a step behind. They are talking about my…

I bid my barista BFF, Elizabeth hello and I utter my order. It’s the long-winded, order of a Starbuck’s veteran. The kind that infers you are speaking another language. I’ll take a decaf grande skim, extra hot latte. I swipe my beverage off the counter and make my way through the accompanying Barnes & Noble.…

I open the door to the office. My thoughts devour me as I sink deep into the sofa. I nervously twirl my cup of coffee. I am frightened to share the epiphany that I have had just moments before. I stare at the obligatory box of tissues that beckon from the table before me. I…

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