Beauty in Chaos

The unsung beauty hid life’s common things below. ~Whittier There are days when I hate my alarm clock; days when all I want to do is march across the room and, like a cartoon character, smash it with a hammer, which is conveniently located under my pillow. It’s a ridiculous fantasy. For starters, my hammers […]

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Introduction: A Day in the Life of American Women

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. ~ Earl Nightingale Women […]

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The Name on My Soul

Autobiographical narrative about names, characters, writing, imagination, growth, and a defining or pivotal experience.

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A Defining Moment

I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull. ~ Oprah Winfrey I have always been a bit more emotional than everyone else in my life. Once, in casual conversation, a guy asked me in an […]

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Heimat

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes The first time I came home, I came on a  Greyhound bus. My aunt had moved from North Carolina to Colorado and somehow managed to wheedle my Mama into allowing my sister and me to […]

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The Journey Begins

  Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter- Izaak Walton Welcome to Graceful Grit! We are excited and grateful you are joining us as we begin our journey. Graceful Grit is here to tell the story of the American Woman. She has a lot of guises, plays a lot of roles, and […]

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