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Empowerment, Family, Relationships

Perfectly imperfect

It took a child to help me find joy in being imperfect…

One of my favorite days with just-turned-4-Jonathon this past week was babysitting day. I grew up adoring children — volunteering in the church nursery as soon as I was old enough, teaching Sunday School, and babysitting straight through from age 11 until I’d reached nearly full-time status in my early 20s.

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Empowerment, Health

Dance like no one’s watching…

I absolutely love to dance, but growing up, had few opportunities. When I did, it was always at weddings, and I was so self-conscious that my dancing consisted of shifting my weight back and forth.

At some point in my early 20s (likely after a drink or two), I started watching how other girls danced — and decided that most of it was simply not giving a crap about what other people thought.

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