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Sara Marchessault

Break the rules and plan your fun first

This year I’ve been slow to start. Each time I started to go down the path of “what have I accomplished in 2017” and even more to the point, “what do I want for 2018?” it started to feel like a rabbit hole. Not so much the kind Alice…

No time to write in December? Make lists!

It’s the week before Christmas! I’m taking a wild guess here that you might not have a lot of time to write this week. Am I right? This time of year can be such a complex blend of circumstances. We can be busy and lonely. Sad and joyful…

3 tips & 7 ideas to get away

There’s a great line at the beginning of the movie Gladiator, when the character Maximus asks his servant if he finds it hard to do his duty. The servant replies that some of the time, he does what he has to do, and the rest of the time, he…