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When we moved to this property, the first thing people commented on was the commute time it would take to get to work.

I’ll admit, I’d rather not have to drive an hour in order to get to work, but in the grand scheme of things, I really don’t mind…


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At the beginning of 2021 I gave myself a goal, and in order to hit that goal, I was going to need to take my writing much more seriously.

I started with a budget.

I know I need to save enough money to live off for one year. I broke…


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Lately I’ve struggled to find motivation to keep moving forward.

I’ve taken small steps, and I remind myself that every small step forward is a step in the right direction; it’s progress. But, I also know that I could be getting so much more accomplished.

It’s hard to stay motivated…


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One of the hardest things to do when related to, or are friends with, an addict is to stand back and watch them self destruct.

The problem is, no matter how much you want to help and have the means to do so, if they aren’t ready and willing to…


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The last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster. I’m not going into details here. Needless to say, the stress of what I’m going through has wiped me out. On top of that, it has taken my sleep away.

I toss and turn and finally manage to catch an hour…


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76 days left until Santa arrives. How ready are you?

I went outside this morning to drink my coffee and shivered a bit. For the first time this fall, I could have used a sweater. That made me realize just how close Christmas was.

Am I ready?

I started stashing…


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This year I am buckling down and getting serious. I set myself a goal of retiring in 3 years. March 1, 2024, I want to be able to quit my job. That means, as of today, I only have 28 months and 21 days to hit all my goals.

I’ve…


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Getting a child’s vaccinations required for school were a yearly ordeal. After searching desperately through all of the paperwork, I finally had my son’s vaccination card in hand.

I gathered up the kids, loaded them in the car, and drove like a bat out of Hell in order to make…


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It’s the end of the first week of October, and I’m looking forward to November. I’ve got a lot on my plate for this month, but I need to prepare for NaNoWriMo.

National Novel Writing Month is something I attempt every year. I won the first year I did it…


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Last month when I finally decided to try the new Kindle Vella program out, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I went in not expecting anything, and here’s where I stand.

Kindle Vella is still in it’s beta experience. Although I’ve noticed in the past few weeks that there is…

Stefani Vader

Lover of reading and writing. Hater of retail work. Small fish in a big pond, learning as I go.

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