within seven days: week no. 26

I tried fried pickles for the first time.  The thing about pickles is, I know I am fine with the taste of them–however, they never sound desirable to eat.  Last night at dinner, my husband ordered some fried pickles as an appetizer and I ate one.  It was okay.  I don’t think I would eat…

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within seven weeks: week no. 25

As I mentioned in my pervious post, Ten Years & Ten Images, I didn’t attend my ten year high school reunion.  It wasn’t that I didn’t want to go, it was simply that living in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, made travel back to the US more than once a year difficult and expensive….

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within seven days: week no. 24

This week I took part in the Grand Cities Art Fest 2015 (my first art festival ever).  This is a regional juried two-day outdoors art festival that (conveniently for me) takes place in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.  I was accepted several months ago, and taking part costs a couple hundred dollars.  I was…

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within seven weeks: week no. 23

When moving to a new city, it is always difficult to make new friends.  With my social anxiety, I have a tendency to very-much-genuinely want to spend time with new people when they invite me.  However, by the time that day comes around, I get super nervous–what will we talk about?  Am I dressed okay?…

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within seven days: week no. 22

I asked for a raise.  It was terrifying.  I didn’t get it.  I ended up feeling rather embarrassed that I had asked.  However, in reality, I’m glad I did.  It was far out of my comfort zone; I did it anyway.  I learned the worst thing that will happen is–I won’t get a raise.  I can…

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within seven days: week no. 21

I renewed my gym membership, because I super love zumba.  A workout where I get to dance like a weirdo and get in shape?!  That is perfect.  Granted, the intention of zumba, is not to intentionally dance like weirdo, I just have no rhythm and coordination–and love to dance anyway, so weirdo-dancing-ness is inevitable for…

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