Tag Archives: authenticity

Finding the Silver Lining

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Mid-March. The pandemic began spreading. Life as we knew it started crumbling. We were sent home to work. My husband’s and my vacation plans changed four times in ten days with three of those happening within a week. When we returned, we found ourselves under a statewide stay-at-home order. The only ...continue reading

Jumping Into the Deep End

Many years ago, I spent many a hot summer’s day swimming in the pool at the local swim club. It had a shallow end, a middle part for lap swimming, and the deep end. At the deep end lay diving boards. And diving boards, for a kid, meant tons of fun. I’d already been off ...continue reading

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When My Heart Hurts

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 These past three or so weeks have been hard. On the surface, one could say my life looks great. No problems. I have a stable job I enjoy. I have my writing, which is my passion. I have a husband, a good family, a good set of friends, a second family ...continue reading

On Being Intentional

A couple of months ago, I had lunch with a colleague. We’ve hit it off, and I’ve come to see him like a little brother of mine. His fiancée is a nurse working night shifts to save money for their wedding. He said time with her was few and far between. I told him they ...continue reading

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Be True to Self

Years ago, when I was working in one of my jobs, a coworker from another office came down for the week. Dirk* was a fun guy to be around, very chatty and friendly. He came across as extremely flirtatious. And I responded because I assumed he was single. When I garnered the courage to inquire ...continue reading