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Portion control. Paint more. Finish memoir.

by Carmencita on December 12, 2009   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


These goals are real. I am rushing to be the artist I want to be, since I started after retiring from 31 years of government service. Now I feel it's a race against time. To win that race, I need to stay healthy. I started my memoir (the long version, more than six words), but it seems that I hit a wall after writing about my father.

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