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Insomniac turned armchair philosopher this morning.

by lillybrook on January 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I spent the night tossing and turning. Performance anxiety, I am guessing. Another year begins. So, after washing laundry, doing dishes, organizing counters and still not sleeping, I came here. This is not a place to come if you want to fall asleep -- there are so many amazing stories, from 6 words to 6+backstory. I was reminded of so many things I knew but needed to remember and learned a few things I didn't. This site is very good for my heart, soul, and mind, but not very good for getting back to bed.

Good morning, everyone!

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