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    Where to Build Your Home And Where I Built Mine

    Where to Build Your Home and Where I Built Mine: Building Shelter for the Extremes in Life I was rereading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, and this time taking notes while I focused on applying what I was reading to my current life situation, when I had another epiphany. (Two in one week!) It is also important to note that I had finished watching her TED talk on Success, Failure, and the Drive to Keep Creating. (It is a short one, less than ten minutes. Watch it please.) For Elizabeth, writing was her home. She explained that this home was built on the sweet spot between…

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    Control Your Own Happiness

    I was having some really hard days when I wrote this. I was crying, depressed, anxious. And I wanted out. So I decided to take control of my happiness. And here is that story. I’ve been having more days than not lately where I feel sad. More days than not where I am crying. I think about the life I cannot have right now, due to life circumstances, and I weep. I try, and fail, to make the best use of the single room I share with my husband. And I cry. For me, this sadness is a warning that depression is coming. Dealing with this is draining. I have…