Author Archives: Brenda W.

About Brenda W.

Christian. Memphian. Reader. Writer. True blue Tiger fan. Lover of shoes, the ocean, adventure, and McAlister's iced tea. ← Older posts

Shadowboxing and Detoxing

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  Burnout has been the scourge of my adult life. It’s taken years of effort to start getting a handle on it. Even after I started drawing boundaries and saying no, there were major sources of burnout I couldn’t do … Continue reading

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Finding and Creating Your Community

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Reader request from my friend Rachel: “Since you asked for potential future topics, may I request one on finding and creating your community? You seem to do this really well and I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the … Continue reading

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What I’m Into: January 2018

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Main Events: Happy New Year! I rang in 2018 at a house party with Taylor, then spent New Year’s Day eating waffles and organizing my house in my pajamas. Pretty great start! Even-numbered years give me a better gut feeling … Continue reading

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One Word 2018: Fearless

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For five years, instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I’ve participated in One Word 365. I usually start putting out intuitive feelers for my next word around Thanksgiving. I think and pray about what I’ve been struggling with, what I … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2017

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  This is a linkup with Emily Freeman that I’ve done for several years! [ICYMI: The 2017 Survey // The 2017 Soundtrack // Best Books 2017 // Best Beauty 2017]   ♥ I am employable. When you’ve had the same … Continue reading

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Brenda’s Best Beauty 2017

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I put an embarrassing quantity of my resources into researching and experimenting with beauty products, and it’s time for everyone to benefit! I get zero kickbacks from these recommendations or links. Just having fun! EYES   NYX HD Professional Eyeshadow … Continue reading

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My Best Books of 2017

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Remember when I used to post in-depth monthly recaps of everything I read? And sometimes individual long reviews of ARCs I would get from Netgalley and BookLook Bloggers? Ha ha!! That’s too much for me these days, but I can … Continue reading

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The 2017 Survey

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  I’ve completed this survey every year since 2001! This time, I’m incorporating my favorite pictures from the year. Most of them have been posted here previously at some point, but So What, Who Cares? 1. What did you do … Continue reading

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The 2017 Soundtrack

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  Previous annual soundtracks: 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011 My rules: no repeat artists (duets and feat.s don’t count) and the final product has to fit on a CD. As usual, I make no … Continue reading

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What I’m Into: November 2017

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Main Events: For me, November is historically a powerful month of life-changing events. This November was no exception, and this time the event is positive: I’m leaving my job of 16 years to take another paralegal position at another large … Continue reading

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