Author Archives: Annie

About Annie

I am an occasionally confident, mostly comfortable woman. That hasn't always been the case, but, I have to say, it feels good to be at this place in my life now! As a mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend I hope to inspire, educate, and grow with all my readers through this blog. I embrace life and strive to find a refreshing glass of lemonade no matter how many lemons life tosses my way. I'm glad you're joining me on this journey. Cheers!

Dear New Year’s

Dear New Year’s, Hello there soon-to-be-New Year’s Eve!  I adore your representation as a cute little cherub, with so much to look forward to – so much potential. Here’s the problem, though: So many people see that incredible opportunity to … Continue reading

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty

When someone is accused of a crime, they are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, right?  I don’t know that this is actually the way things play out, though.  Especially with social media being … Continue reading

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Would It Be So Bad?

I’ve seen the frustrated comments about having women sign contracts to hold hands.  I’ve seen the attempts at jokes about cartoon characters sexually assaulting each other.  I’m heard the remarks from women of faith stating that it’s our role to … Continue reading

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Bullying – A Story and a Plea

I remember when I was younger and got teased.  I remember it happening often in elementary school, especially on the bus.  A few kids would call me names, pull my hair, kick the back of my seat.  When I complained … Continue reading

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What Is Self Care?

Yeah, what is it? It’s one of those phrases that gets tossed around from time to time, but what does it really mean? You know the answer won’t be simple – nothing ever is, right? Self care refers to anything … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug

This month  I may be a bit quiet on here…but only because I’m using my voice somewhere else.  I’ve been thinking about writing a book for a while and have tossed around several concepts.  One that I keep coming back … Continue reading

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The Bus

Today a story came out in a local paper in a place we’ve called home more than once.  The short of it is that, “For the third time in about three years, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations … Continue reading

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