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It’s been a minute…

I haven’t been posting much… or writing much in general… even though I agreed to do Camp NaNoWriMo this month.

I don’t know why I make promises I can’t keep around this time of year. It’s invariably the most stressful time of year for me. Not only is there the STAAR test, but there’s the normal Spring Time dating drama, or, rather, the lack-of-dating drama, that seems to get to me when I find myself dateless around this time of year. There’s the normal bill crunch as I find myself spending more to keep myself sane while I try to survive the STAAR test, and not absolutely crash.

And, lately, there’s a new focus on all the ways my Autism comes through. Like, now that I’ve had a couple of years to start to understand what exactly having “Aspergers”(though the term seems to be less acceptable recently) means, I’m seeing more and more ways that it manifests that I didn’t realize were different from how other people live.

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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Warning Signs

Well hello there Rewinders! If you were here with us last week, you’ll know that I was busy fixating on a boy. And yes, definitely a boy, age notwithstanding. The thing is that I was fixating because he changed his behavior in a drastic way, and I didn’t understand. I wanted clarification of what I had done to cause such a drastic reaction in the first place, but I’m not worried about it… not the way I think he might be still.

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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Good Days

Good afternoon Rewinders! This week has been a slew of good days and a few new beginnings. I began reading a new book. I began overcoming my fear of failure in my writing. I even began a new piece as I’ve stalled on my other WIP’s.

And while normally I would feel a little bit frustrated that I hadn’t finished what I’m working on, I’m more thankful (even gratitudinous!) that I still have ideas flowing to make up the slack!

So, let the rewind commence!

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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Recognition, finally!

Good afternoon Rewinders! This week has been hectic but in a good way. I’m definitely thankful for my work friends and my kiddos this week. They have (even if they don’t realize it) given me ample validation that teaching is,┬áin fact, my calling and that I am, in fact, relatively good at it.

If we work our way backwards, today (Sunday) has been all about the writing side of things. The Twitter Chat was about distractions, and thus it was also the theme for my weekly #ThinkBIGSundaywithMartha post.

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I Light My Own Candle

The wheel has turned again, and we find ourselves at the next holy day of the old ways… well, a particular pantheon of old ways, anyway.

For those of you who have been around for a while, you already know I don’t fit in a particular religious group. There was a time when people would call me a dabbler, intending it as an insult, though I rarely took it as one. I am a bit of a dabbler. I am strong in my faith, and I accept that my faith doesn’t exactly fit well within the parameters of any other particular faith.

Though this day and age is particularly suited for exactly that sort of thing.

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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Playing Catch Up

Good evening Rewinders! This week everything is a little wonky. Again, I didn’t get the #WriterWednesday post up on time… or at all! Again, the weekly rewind is a little late, though I promise to post before the weekend is technically over. But, hopefully, after today is done I’ll be back on track. It’s been a busy weekend!

For that matter, it’s been a relatively busy week!!

As such, the soundtrack for this week’s rewind is full of trance and dubstep.

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#DSFWeeklyRewind: Make a Choice.

(This was supposed to post yesterday, so just pretend you’re reading it on Sunday)

Good afternoon Rewinders! I have to admit I’m in a fairly wonderful mood! While on the one hand, it seems imminent that I’m going to be forced to do things that aren’t what’s best because Some don’t see the value in my way, on the other (the one that is more important), I’m being constantly reaffirmed for my gifts. My success lately is in being able to identify that those positive affirmations of my talents are more important, and more true than the criticisms in my methods.

And that’s where today’s title comes in: Make a choice…

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