2020

Real talk… Have you ever reached a point in your life where you feel like what’s inside of you doesn’t totally match the you everyone sees? Well… I’m there. And guess what. Social media isn’t helping. Here’s the thing, when I first started really using social media – like REALLY…

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Fear

Fear has never been unfamiliar to me. It started out simple, I guess… Fear of the dark. Fear of talking to strangers. Fear of heights. Fear of spiders and snakes. The usual. But as I’ve gotten older I wonder sometimes if my relationship with Fear is more like an awkward…

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Annie Varland: Just me.

Imagine this. You’re in the kitchen making dinner and you’re boiling water to cook something. You have some good music on and the kids are playing nicely in the other room. The water is almost there – you can see the little bubble starting to creep up from the bottom…

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A Second Home

At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, our family was a bit of a mess. Toby and I were separated and our kids’ world was crumbling. And in the midst of switching the kids, working like crazy people, me going to school, and dealing with a hurricane of emotions,…

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