Category: Friendship

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Day 216/365 It’s Not You, It’s Me

Hi, my name is Bethany and I am socially awkward. Yesterday I wrote that I am not naturally gregarious, and that making eye contact and connecting with strangers is something on which I am presently working. Today I am ready to admit that it goes deeper than simply not being outgoing. If I am being honest, I have to finally admit (to both of … Read More Day 216/365 It’s Not You, It’s Me

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Day 211/365 Violin Lesson

Last night Beau really had a meltdown about her violin playing skills. She said she was horrible at it, and that every note she played was wrong.  There was a lot of playing of one or two notes, followed by sounds of complete despair. This went on for a long time….a long time. It was painful for all of us. Finally I suggested she put … Read More Day 211/365 Violin Lesson

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Day 189/365 Karen (aka Goob)

Yesterday I wanted to honor a dear friend on her birthday. ¬†However as I explained in my last entry, something else was occupying my thoughts, and I had a hard time focusing on anything else. ¬†So, today is for Karen (aka Goob). Karen is one of my oldest and dearest friends. Though we met in middle school, we became devoted friends a few years … Read More Day 189/365 Karen (aka Goob)

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Day 178/365 Melissa

I’ve been wanting to write about Melissa for a while, but knowing she is a very private person, I have been reluctant to shine a spotlight on her. Well, let me clarify – she is the kind of person who will not hesitate to tell you in detail her most embarrassing experiences if they might bring a laugh, but she will rarely bring attention to … Read More Day 178/365 Melissa

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Day 152/365 Nichole (Colie)

Her startlingly clear blue eyes radiate such kindness and depth of soul, and reveal just a flicker of mischievousness. There may not be a more gentle soul. She is a lover of all children, with a soft spot for those who need a little extra love, attention, and support. This makes her job as a special education coordinator the perfect fit. Brimming with compassion … Read More Day 152/365 Nichole (Colie)

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Day 148/365 Shane

Shane, you are one of my favorite people on Earth, truly. I believe when I wrote about my younger brother, Ryan, I wrote that he is love personified.  I feel the same way about you, Shane.  You have the same energy. The word that comes to mind when I think of you is warmth. There really isn’t a warmer, more genuine man. Shane has … Read More Day 148/365 Shane

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Day 146/365 The Other Woman

I am about to embark on my fourth annual Maine vacation with Monica, Austin, and all of our children. It is sometimes hard to believe that I have already been a “single lady” for four years. Other times my marriage feels like a lifetime ago…so much has happened. Most of my close friends are a part of a couple, which I would imagine could … Read More Day 146/365 The Other Woman