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Author Archives: Una giovane signora

Affecting Change

This is going to be a super quick post, as I’m in the middle of writing a policy analysis paper that’s due tomorrow.  But, I wanted to get this thought down while it’s still bouncing around my head (and so I can come back to it later). Over the past month or so, I’ve started … Continue reading »

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Cheese Fiends

I don’t know if it’s from six years of living in Wisconsin, but DH and I are CHEESE OBSESSED.  Seriously, we spend up to $20 a week on cheese.  It’s slightly ridiculous. However, one of the upsides of loving cheese is our recent willingness to branch out a bit and try new things.  I’ve decided … Continue reading »

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Just When You Need it the Most

I love it how there are times in life when I’m really struggling, and God will step in to remind me that in the end, everything will be alright. I’ve had a lot of little moments like that in the past week.  Between everything going crazy with the insurance, school midterms, and academic obligations seeming … Continue reading »

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It’s Always All At Once

The statement, “when it rains, it pours” seems to be applicable lately.  Unfortunately, it’s in regard to my health, and at this point, I don’t know what to do. Last March I jacked up my shoulder and neck.  I went to a chiropractor to fix it.  It was feeling pretty good until I went back … Continue reading »

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Wishing for Something Else

There have been a lot of days lately where I have questioned what in the world I am doing. I was warned by several people that these times would happen.  The crushing weight of self-doubt that would make you wonder why you didn’t just stick with whatever you were doing before.  Occasionally wishing that you … Continue reading »

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Living Every Teenage Girl’s Nightmare

I think almost every woman at some point (but most likely during their teenage years) experienced the same fear: that one day, she would turn into her mother.  If they don’t, they’re either a freak an angel from God, or just deluding themselves.  I, ladies and gentlemen, am living that teenage nightmare. I think it’s … Continue reading »

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It’s Not Always 50/50

Growing up in a doubly-divorced household, you get plenty of opportunities to view what to do right (and wrong) in a relationship.  I think one of the best pearls of wisdom I acquired was that in a relationship, it’s not always 50/50. While you don’t always want a gross imbalance (as this tends to lead … Continue reading »

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Apparently, "Boring" is the way to go in Love

Last night I read an interesting (albeit, somewhat long) article from 2000 about how the first two years of someone’s marriage predicts whether or not their marriage will last.  For those who don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize it for you.  It basically describes how nearly all married relationships break down into one of … Continue reading »

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Wacky Dreams

I’ve always been fascinated by dreams.  I just think it is so neat, the way your brain tries to work through things while you’re sleeping.  However, when my brain and subconscious are working through a lot, I start having some really vivid dreams. I’ve pulled a couple of dream interpretations, just because I always find … Continue reading »

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It’s That Time of Year, Again…

Sorry, this is gonna be a lame blog, as my brain is still on vacation mode.   Anyways, I can’t believe school starts in two weeks!  Wow, where did the summer go?  I felt like I just wrapped up the school year, and here it comes again. I feel torn about this upcoming school year, in … Continue reading »

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