Author Archives: Kathleen (161 Days in Paradise)

I Won

Sometimes I feel the need to look back and reflect. To see how far I’ve come. To remind myself that even when I feel like I’m at my lowest, there is always hope. And light. And life. Two years ago, … Continue reading

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Hello Mr. Robin, Harbinger of Spring

Today I saw a robin, that Harbinger of Spring. And even though the day was grey, dreary, and cool, I couldn’t help smiling as I watched Mr. Robin Red Breast hop along the grass. Catching a glimpse of his bright … Continue reading

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Never mind Year of the Pig. This is the Year I Adult.

Turning 40 apparently triggered something in my brain. A switch has flipped on, and I find myself doing all sorts of grown-up, adult things. I’m making life-altering choices. None of which involve moving to Barbados. In fact, it’s the exact … Continue reading

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Local Business Spotlight: Art Noise

Since diving into drawing and painting, I find that I have questions. Lots of questions. Questions about technique. Questions about tools. Questions about my ability to even do this. Of course, Google is helpful and I’ve definitely made use of … Continue reading

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Saving for the Future

Today I achieved level “Financial Planning Grown Up“. I had reached this level once before, but with my bankruptcy and some not great life choices, I backslid a bit. Ok, so a lot. But today I put myself on a … Continue reading

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Returning to Routines

There’s definitely something to be said for consistent routines. Over the past 3 weeks, the household’s routines have been all over the place. And I am really looking forward to Monday, January 7th when they return to normal. The kids … Continue reading

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So I Took 6 Months Off and Didn’t Write a Word

Apparently I decided to take a hiatus for the last half of 2018. And that’s ok. Because I didn’t really have much to write about. Crazy online dating stories can only account for so much of my blog. And I’m … Continue reading

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Well, This has Been Eye-Opening

I am always an optimist. I truly believe in the good in everybody. Unfortunately, online dating is shaking my very belief system to its core. There are oh so many jerks out there. Let me ask you this. Why would … Continue reading

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Continuing the Search (or Another Week of Online Dating)

Are you ready for the latest tales as I navigate the online dating world? I swear, I can’t make this stuff up. My First Unsolicited Dick Pic in over 10 Years I was chatting with a guy one evening last … Continue reading

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The Scary World of Online Dating

Online dating is NOT for the faint of heart. Five days in and I’m already thinking I was insane for trying this route again. Allow me to share some of the gems. I have been asked 8 times already for … Continue reading

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