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Poppy wants to live in a world where everyone's story matters, regardless of their income or way of life.

As a photographer, she's won ribbons at the county fair. As a spiritual seeker and writer, she's been featured in Jen Louden's The Life Organizer and once published an article at allthingsgirl.net.

When she's not writing or photographing her story, she can be found at her day job as a technology consultant, or at home snuggling her cats, or in the park, taking a walk with her husband.

Wherein I talk to myself

Trying to form some plans for my staycation starting at the end of next week, I took a page from Havi, and asked Slightly-Future-Me, who's already HAD that vacation, how it went. Lazzy Feet on a Blue Ocean Beach vacation

Me: Hi there, Slightly-Future-Me, I hear you just had a vacation! How was it?

SFM: Incredible! I yawned. I stretched. I connected with people who matter. And I spent time with children. What’s not to love?

Me: Cool, thanks, that’s what I wanted to hear!

I got up. I took a stroll around the room. I thought to myself, "Now, I need to analyze Slightly Future Me's response to see what I should plan for my break." And all of a sudden, I had a vision of myself in a white lab coat, measuring bubbling and possibly dangerous chemicals into a beaker. Because, you know, why not?

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So now, back in the laboratory (it MUST be pronounced lab-O-ratory, of course!) I get to measure out a dram of yawn, a smidge of stretch (or maybe it's the other way around), and a good splash each of time with family and essence of children - and whatever comes out of that is what I'll do.

Pretending to be a time traveler and talking to yourself two weeks from now might be silly, but by gum, it WORKS!

Healing & Heart

Hofstadter AIiL: Mud Launcher, Fire One