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5 Years

April 29, 2014

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Today marks the five year anniversary of my very first post on BecomingJennie. It’s hard to believe that five years have passed. It seems it’s just as difficult to know where to end as it was to know how to begin. I suppose, like anything, I simply should start at the beginning.   April 6th, […]

Winding Down

December 28, 2012

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As we move forward in life and these years wind down, I find myself – perhaps typically – nostalgic and pensive about the present, past and future. The past year has been a roller coaster of life. Births and deaths, triumphs and well… non-triumphs. And all through it I am grateful to have remained sober. […]

Checking In

September 21, 2012

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Mentally: Exhausted. Being sick is exhausting. Missing school, work and internship creates backlog of mental work regarding the needs-to-be-done pile. Reassessment to come next post. Physically: HA! Finally went to school and had energy to study. So I overdid it and am back home feeling like doodoo. *sheesh* Emotionally: Lots of feelings come up with […]

Commitment

August 13, 2012

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I need to make a solid commitment to and at this blog. Just like I bring the literature in one of my women’s meetings each week, it’s important that I begin updating this space regularly. Not simply because it is good to regularly update a regularly updated blog, but because I know this kind of […]

Add New

August 2, 2012

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“If you bring out what is in you, what you bring out will save you. If you fail to bring out what is inside you, what you fail to bring out will destroy you.” from the Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas via Brendan (many thanks for this…) The day begins with coffee and a swivel […]

Pre-order Special Details!

June 25, 2012

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All right. So, in my last post, I mentioned that I would have the details for a special pre-order deal. Pre-order deal time! If you pre-order the book, not only will you get $11.00 off the hardcover price (13.76 nstead of 24.99!), but for the first 100 people who send a screenshot of the receipt […]

The Last Days

April 30, 2012

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We move this week. FINALLY. Slow down Jennie, just slow down. We’ve been wanting to move for quite some time, and tomorrow is the official day we can enter our new home and call it ours. We’ve had the keys for a few days now, and dropped off a few things, but nothing so big […]

An Adventure in Healing

April 12, 2012

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I have taken on the most incredible adventure. No, not recovery of the kind may think, but of a larger recovery, a bigger plan, something so big and so large that it keeps me up at night with the potential good that may come of it. I have decided to start a non-profit organization that […]

“Perfection Adjacent”

April 3, 2012

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Lawd. Have. Mercy. It’s over. Thank you Margieville, for the incredible and succinct description of my statistically insignificant completion. I don’t know if I’ve squeaked by with a B- (you brilliant thing you!) but I have most likely passed. And right now, that is all that matters. Never before have I  let those words escape […]

Dealing with Disappointment

April 28, 2011

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About two weeks ago, I was sitting in Dr. Reef’s office talking about life. At one point in our short, thirty minute conversation, he said, “I’m really curious as to when something will go wrong for you. Because everything seems to go right.” Oh ho ho Dr. Reef, that statement assumes I believe things can […]

A Good Night for a Good Cause

March 30, 2011

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In my last post, and for the past two weeks perhaps, I’ve been struggling with the idea of death, with the idea of life, with questions as to what constitutes “the good” in either case. There has also been some contemplation over choices in my past that could ultimately effect the future, and other future […]

Biological, Physiological, Existential: Crisis

March 21, 2011

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I am currently in the middle of the last class I need to be get into UCLA, if  they are to accept me – I find out some time in April. The final class that I’m taking is a Biology class, and even though I’d already finished my life science units at San Diego State […]

“I’m Riding this Emotionless Train As Far As It Will Go.”

February 9, 2011

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Jimmy, a very dear reader, left a comment that struck me as gold. Not the “life is a series of punches to the face” comment, although it certainly can be, but the above title, “I’m riding this emotionless train as far as it will go.” This statement struck me because I rode this train for […]

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