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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.

the anxiety of reading.

If there was ever a question that I have too much stress and anxiety, rest assured, there is no doubt. I have a shit ton. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reading. A lot. Thirty-eight books in about three … Continue reading

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my assignment.

I had an appointment with my NP last week and she left me with an assignment. We talked about my parenting worries—specifically that I think I’m a terrible mom… and that my own mom was so much better. ‘How was … Continue reading

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throwing cake.

When did birthdays stop being fun? I think maybe it was after 29. Sometimes I still give that as my age. It’s a lie. My family was going to throw a party for me at Mom’s… where we always gather … Continue reading

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bad timing.

Here’s my dilemma. Maybe that’s the wrong word. But I can’t think of a better one. [That’s telling. My inability to write is so strong that I can’t even find the word I need.] I’ll just explain myself now. Sometimes … Continue reading

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letters | after thoughts #atozchallenge

Dear Everyone, Now that the A to Z challenge is over, I can plainly see that my heart just wasn’t in it. My heart wasn’t in it last year either, but I think this year was worse. I haven’t been … Continue reading

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letters | z/z #atozchallenge

Dear Z, You’re a stupid letter and I’m not going to write to a fucking zebra. Love, p.s. — To my readers: Yeah, I totally gave up. But I guess this post still counts as me ‘completing’ the A to … Continue reading

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letters | y/you #atozchallenge

Hey You, I always feel like I’m repeating myself when I write to you. I tell you how much I appreciate you, need you, wish you were here. I tell you that I wonder why the hell you want to … Continue reading

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letters | x/xanax #atozchallenge

Dear Xanax, I guess it’s probably inappropriate to write to you. Or at least weird. But there are a few factors at play here. First, you are the only thing I could think of that starts with the letter X … Continue reading

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