What Now?

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary I have had some pre-conceived notions of how events should fall into place. My expectations have often led to feelings of disappointment. So what now? Something about me needs to change because clearly I have no control of how events will manifest. I am willing to let go of my desire to control...

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Connecting

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary As an artist, everything comes to life for me when there is a visual attached. I love a good story but when there are photographs or illustrations I immediately sneak a peek before I read any text. That’s why it’s so exciting for me to begin to post images with my blogs. Nothing is more important than...

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Always Growing

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Sept. 14th. Part of what creates happiness for me is freedom of expression and the feeling that I am always learning and growing. I must be creative in all areas of my life or I feel stifled and passionless. I’m not sure if most people feel this way, perhaps they do but are just not aware of it. I...

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Forget Worrying

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary If there is one old behavior I’m willing to let go of once and for all its worrying… What a complete waste of time and energy. I realize more and more that there is limited space and I have decided to not fill it with something so useless…so I’m forgetting worry and remembering to take positive...

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Reconnecting

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Labor Day weekend was one filled with family and friends. My niece was married in Salem, MA and I experienced three full days of wedding festivities, complete with all the fun girly activities. Drove from Boston to NYC to visit friends and packed seeing most of them into two days. I must say I don’t miss...

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Turning A Corner

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Feeling a big shift in my attitude today. Things are finally moving forward; the website is almost ready to launch, the book proposal is being reviewed and products featuring my artwork as gifts will soon be posted on Café Press and Zazzle. It is been a long birthing process but seeing results for all...

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Beautiful Carmel

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Yesterday was a day for pleasure. We took a day trip with some new friends we met at the TV station and went to Carmel. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, the beach and the surrounding scenery was breathtaking. On the 17 mile ride up to Pebble Beach golf course, we stopped to see the...

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I Did My Best

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary My Book Proposal is in the mail on its way to the NYC agent. It’s my baby and still like everything else I have to let go after a long labor of childbirth. I’m feeling relieved and anxious at the same time. What if they like it, what if they don’t? Fact is I did my very best and I feel good knowing...

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I lost my keys today

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Totally distracted in Staples, I lost my keys; car keys and house keys included. I tried not to panic. Instead I searched the aisles, informed management and waited. After about a half an hour, I let go of struggling to find them and sat down and prayed. About 5 minutes later a smiling blonde cashier boy...

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Keep on Trucking

Marlene’s Mid-Life Diary Putting it together bit by bit, step by step, some days are big strides, others seem to hardly make progress at all. Still I keep moving, doing whatever I can to build this dream into a reality.

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