Where Did the year go? – My Last two Months of 2021

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“You never fail until you stop trying”

Albert Einstein

Yes, I’ve been away too long and I fell back on my goal to write a post a month (I was so close!). Alas, I’m hoping to cram in what I’ve been up to during the last two months of 2021. But first, it’s a little terrifying to realize that just like that, another year is about to end and a new one is on the horizon.

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From The Ground Up

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I started working full-time at the office again in mid-May and during my commute, I noticed some construction not far from my worksite.

It was at a gas station adjacent to a traffic light, close to the neighborhood I had grown up in as a kid. The gas station had been there for as long as I could remember.

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Summertime Nowadays – Outdoor cafes

Photo by LuzJennifer ©2021

This summer is winding down as quick as it started and one of my favorite things about it was my slight obsession with outdoor cafes.

These little gems are in 2021 what public libraries were to me in 1995 (well…almost) and I made it my mission to go to as many as I could amid a busy work schedule, surprise rain storms, and the current pandemic situation.

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Catch Your Breath

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I auditioned for a dance team last week, which I didn’t think I’d get to go to due to the whole COVID situation.

But all attendees were required to be vaccinated, I was double-masked and there was sufficient space between me and the others who auditioned. Yet, I experienced one of the scariest things I’ve been through in a while.

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Summertime Back in the Day – Public Libraries

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Back in the day, my summers as an elementary school kid were spent holed up at the public library, in front of stacks of picture books that I dove into with reckless abandon.

Once I was older, I devoured books from The Babysitter’s Club series whole, feeling as if I were part of their crew.

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