Category Archives: Ups and Downs

Shifting Your Way of Thinking – AKA Jolene waxes philosophical

So, I finally got new running shoes today. I’m owed a tax return for the first time in a long time (YAY!) because I made less money (NOT SO MUCH YAY), and I was in desperate need of new running shoes. This spring, like every other time, I expected to get that runner’s high I […]
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**FRAGILE**

There are times when I feel so incredibly fragile as a writer and as a person. Sometimes it has to do with what’s going on in my family life – like my mother in law spending a month at my house. And while I love having people come visit, I’m also very private, and sharing […]
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The DOWNSIDE of writing tough topics…

Everybody has an opinion. Everybody reads a book from a different place, because we all come from very different places. We all have experiences, and know people with experiences, and all of those things shape the way we view the world. My first published book was about a girl who had taken a year off […]
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