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Fire Can Be Made to Rest

Writer’s block. Layoffs. Grief. Solace. Enlightenment. Failure. A pandemic… These are prime examples of opportunities to just be; to tame the passions that may drive us to wander carelessly in a world full of promise and uncertainty. More often than not the mind needs a break from our duties and daily machinations to see life […]

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Adulting En español Etiquette

#NotFunny

If the joke makes fun of someone, it’s not funny. If the well meaning conversation turns into ridicule, it’s not pleasant. If the game makes someone uncomfortable or ashamed, it’s not fun. We are in a constant state of evolution. What used to be acceptable in the past may not be in the future. Learn […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Simple Things

Alcapurrias. The dog snoring, cozied up to the newly remodeled fireplace. Home Depot… There are so many things to be grateful for, to celebrate, even after losing so much, so quickly. Up until now my mom’s death had sunk me into a deep and profound solitude from which very few people could rouse me. I […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

Big Heart, Big Guilt

More. There’s always something more that could’ve been done. A larger donation. A bigger effort. A grander gesture. A better plan or result… It’s hard to not feel guilty when your imagination can think of a 1000 different ways to raise more funds. To engage more people. To advocate for the cause. To heighten an […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Interrupted

I want the world to stop. To remain as she last saw it. To hover, unchanged, between what was and what could have been. I need back all those minutes with her, To enjoy the booming laughter; The lovely smile that always grew wider and brighter when I entered the room. A part of me […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage

Ask Away

Got a crush? Let them know you are interested. Need assistance? Tell those around you. Job sucks? Network to seek career opportunities. Don’t have a network? Cold call professionals in your interest areas to figure out next steps. Feeling alone? Reach out to support groups and alliances. Show up to a meeting or gathering. Missing […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Fail Quickly and Often…

Never give up! Never surrender! – Galaxy Quest

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Subtle Power of Influence

We all have influence. Every interaction, every piece of advice we deal, shapes others in ways that forever change the course of history. From a polite greeting to a bad deed, our choices impact others, transforming life for better or worse. It is in these unforseen moments of kindness and cruelty that we touch and […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Safety Factors for a Happy Life

The IRS website states that the agency can include the last three years in an audit process, and no more than 6/7 years unless there were previous irregularities. Overall, they do not recommend keeping tax forms longer than 7 years, with some experts citing 10 years as a max. Judging from all those numbers, it […]

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Adulting Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Weddings

Unrequited Sacrifices

Taking out the trash.Fighting inner demons.Folding laundry.Slaying online bosses.Humoring crazy in-laws.Buying the best pet food and treats.Ordering pizza sans your favorite toppings. There are so many things we reluctantly do, day in and day out, for those we love. Little things that take time and effort, and consume us to the point we forget we […]