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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