The Middle: Parking Lot Tears

The Middle: Parking Lot Tears

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! ******************* I shakily rolled the window down.  I tried to put on my game face, but I was a puddle, tears falling and my whole being splayed open. Mom said, “Honey.  I’m so sorry...

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The Middle:  Giving Pairs

The Middle: Giving Pairs

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! Giving Pairs I’m decent at losing people. Or at least that’s what my fear and my mind likes to tell me. But the truth is nothing is ever really lost.  As fickle as it may sound, life...

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The Middle: The Numbing

The Middle: The Numbing

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! Chapter 11: The Numbing By the time I was in the middle of my divorce, I felt almost nothing about it. I felt almost nothing about everything. Even the deep, beautiful feelings I had for...

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Magic + Landscapes Painting Collection Release

Magic + Landscapes Painting Collection Release

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know I began painting again last fall, and really caught the bug around January.  Without too much hype, I'm excited to tell you I released my first collection of landscapes today!! Writing The Middle has been one of...

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The Middle: Here, With You

The Middle: Here, With You

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! **************************** Here, With You One week after our first weird, horrible, amazing, terrifying first date, I was getting ready to see Andrew again.  We’d spent the previous...

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The Middle: Approval by Fire & Awakening

The Middle: Approval by Fire & Awakening

Hi! If you want to read in sequential order, start here with the prologue!  Here's a beautiful picture of paint. I realize it relates to my book, The Middle, none.  But I've also come to know that I'm a lover of words and paint.  You'll always get some form of that...

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The Middle: Longings

The Middle: Longings

Hi!  If you’d like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! Longings  When I was a little girl, the longings inside me were alive.  They woke with me and walked with me.  They called to me throughout the day, and whispered “there is more.” I...

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The Middle: Mirrors

The Middle: Mirrors

Hi! If you want to read in sequential order, start here with the prologue!  ****************************** Mirrors My knees were shaking and my palms were a slimy mess.  I could see Andrew’s bald head peeking out from between the cars, but that was it.  I will never...

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The Middle: Fear.  And a Date.  Or Something Like It.

The Middle: Fear. And a Date. Or Something Like It.

Hi! If you want to read in sequential order, start here with the prologue!  ************************* Fear.  And A Date.  Or Something Like It. That first phone call with Andrew lasted two and a half hours.  And I HATE talking on the phone.  Here’s the thing about...

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The Middle: Stamps

The Middle: Stamps

Hi! If you want to read in sequential order, start here with the prologue!  **************************** Stamps When I was 34 years old, six months after I launched a pilot on HGTV, I divorced my husband.  The same one I’d filmed said pilot with.  For someone who put...

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The Middle: Unexpected

The Middle: Unexpected

Hi!  If you'd like to start and read The Middle in sequential order, start here! *************************** Unexpected  September 21, 2019 I’m sitting outside on the porch of Andrew’s house.  It is cool this morning for the South, especially this September.  The...

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The Middle: The Prologue | What We Know

The Middle: The Prologue | What We Know

Hello old friends. It feels a little surreal to be back at this keyboard the way I have been for the last few months.  For those of you who don't follow me on Instagram, you've had no idea, but I decided right before the new year to begin writing and building this PI...

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Wonder | 2019

Wonder | 2019

There is just something about this time of year.  For me, it stirs up childhood memories of Santa and my mom and magic and excitement... And wonder. We napped under Christmas plaid. We made enough hot chocolate for us and Santa's elves that was always too hot and...

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To Step Outside of the Box

To Step Outside of the Box

  I sit in the living room typing.  It is the same spot I've sat for the last 10 years typing, recording for myself or for you all, here at Perfectly Imperfect.  Today I sit typing, remembering just how far I stepped outside of my own comfort zone over the last...

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The Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake

It was the Friday night before Ava's tenth birthday. Keep in mind we were having a small celebration, nothing fancy, on Saturday, with our family and a few of her close friends.  There would be fun pink snacks and pizza ordered, a little shopping, and a spend the...

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The Creative Exponent

The Creative Exponent

So interesting where life leads us. For the last few years, I've spent time consulting and coaching into other companies, focusing on marketing, branding, and story telling.  While I have loved every single minute of it, I knew eventually I would come back to this...

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Stillness

Stillness

I sit quietly in my living room, a room I wouldn't sit in for almost a year before my marriage ended.  It was like the silence of what was happening under the surface of me was too piercing in here, too deafening.  Too revealed.  I retreated to spending time in my...

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Begin Again

Begin Again

There is just something about a studio.  A clean, white space.  Everything is fresh.  Everything is new.  Blank.  This is the place where new things are born.  I walked into Marian’s studio this week, and some of the moments within the space stopped me in my tracks. ...

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Becoming…Still

Becoming…Still

Every time I opened my laptop to write my first post in the last few years, I inevitably shut it, apathetic and uninterested.  My world had shifted dramatically after my divorce, and for me, I had no idea how to tie it all back together again, here, in this creative...

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