Arizona, My Home

I've traveled to lots of places but my home has always been in the desert, Arizona actually. It's easy to take the beauty of my surroundings for granted because I'm used to seeing them nearly everyday. Arizona is the Grand Canyon State and I have yet to see it. I will one day but there... Continue Reading →

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Dearest Ophelia,

  As I lay in bed awake at nearly 4 a.m. I hear the wind outside where I live. It's a soothing dry fall wind that at times comes in angry gusts, making noises outside to get my attention. It's far too early to rise and get ready for work so my mind wonders back... Continue Reading →

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All In A Day’s Work

October 11, 2017 I'm sitting here on a not-so-crisp autumn evening because I have volunteered to give first aid to any of the 200 plus marching band students that may need it. School's out for fall break and while the majority of students are staying away from campus these kids are committed as today is... Continue Reading →

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Giving Back

The holiday season is on its way and I can almost hear the Christmas music playing in the stores. Christmas is bittersweet for me and has been for a very long time. I enjoy all of the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas Day probably more than the average person but I dread Christmas... Continue Reading →

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A Dance With Tom Petty

July 2017 It was a hot July day in London nearing the end of my vacation. The day was spent cramming in as much as the tourist sites as possible aboard a double-decker hop on/hop off tour bus. I think I spent more time detouring around construction and through traffic than actually visiting so as we... Continue Reading →

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A Day In The Life Of

Last Friday I was particularly feeling exhausted at the end of my day. It was exhaustion to almost the point of tears as I needed to just stop and take a few moments to just breath and get myself together. I was away from home for 16 hours so by the time I made it... Continue Reading →

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Fall

It's officially fall! I've stocked up on seasonal scents for my home at the annual Bath and Body Works sale and spent Monday evening hauling out Halloween decorations from the garage before even stepping foot into the house. I needed to have the decorations up before October 1st for my own peace of mind. Still... Continue Reading →

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End of Summer in Cancún

      For the last three years I've been fortunate enough to celebrate my birthday at a beach destination. First it was Honolulu, Hawaii then Key West, Florida and this year Cancún, Mexico. If I had to vote on my favorite beach I would have to say for me it's Cancún. All 3 are... Continue Reading →

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Dear Grandfathers,

I took a day trip to a quaint and lively little town named Bisbee, AZ founded in 1880. Shortly after entering the town I parked my car at a visitor lookout lot to peer through the chain link fence that encloses the ghostly Lavender Pit and ponder my grandfathers. The open pit mine ceased operation... Continue Reading →

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American Dream

There was no white picket fence and the 2.4 children didn't show up either. This afternoon  I joyfully handed the keys to a happily married couple that share 3 children. All of whom were aware that today we were closing on their (new to them) home out in the country. The kids were all in... Continue Reading →

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Dare To Live Life Fully

Ever feel like you aren't living life as it was meant to be lived? If you're like me then sometimes you may stop and wonder. You attract what you put out so the next time you feel like wallowing in your own misery remind yourself. Each day commit to be a better person than you... Continue Reading →

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Loneliness

It creeps in like the grey clouds on the horizon, on a hot summer day, monsoon season in the desert. A feeling that starts out like a sprinkle in the midst of some dusty air. I try to run from it but as always I'm engulfed in a haboob of melancholy. I don't want these... Continue Reading →

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Tall Ships Chicago 2016

While sightseeing on a trip to Chicago to see the Cubs play last July, I unintentionally stumbled upon the Tall Ships festival at the Navy Pier. I managed take some photographs before heading to the airport to catch a flight back home. Pride of Baltimore II is a 1812-era reproduction. It's mission is to promote Maryland's... Continue Reading →

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Ms. Indiana Jones

  Who do you want to be when you grow up? It's one of the first questions your start asking yourself as a child.  Sometimes it even carries on into adulthood. I think I might have an idea now and I've been grown up for quite some time. Most children when answering this question most... Continue Reading →

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Gone

Before I could smile one more time Before I could hear joy carried over in the wind Before I could feel happiness with the sunrise Before I could feel love with the sunset Close your eyes and just be in the moment For the sun will shine bright on you tomorrow Your song will be... Continue Reading →

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Love Breaks Down Walls

  I met up with my family on a rare and gloomy Arizona Sunday afternoon to celebrate my brother's birthday at a local restaurant. I was greeted by lots of smiling familiar faces that seemed to add color to my dreary Sunday. There was a seat saved for me somewhere in the middle of a... Continue Reading →

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Hi world it’s me!

First blog postHi there! It's me, Marissa from Arizona who decided to start writing so I can grow as person, share experiences, learn more about myself and the world I call home. I'm used to working hard but the biggest misconception about me is probably that everything appears to come to me so easily. That... Continue Reading →

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