You are going to die, act accordingly

You will die.

You’ve probably forgotten this fact, or at least pushed it into a brain space reserved for “Things that happen to other people” or “Things so far in the future that I can’t be bothered.” I don’t blame you, contemplating death…


There is always someone doing more

I’d like to get to a point where we share custody and there are no payments.

These words came out of my ex’s mouth at a recent sit-down regarding the custody and child support of my youngest daughter. Since our divorce a year and…


The realities of single parenthood

There is an elementary school at the end of my street. Most days, in that sliver of time after work but before dinner, I accompany my seven-year-old to the school playground where she rides her scooter in a paved loop around and around a grassy…


How to make sure you’re not selling yourself short or setting yourself up for failure

Let’s face it, if you’ve had more than one job in your lifetime, you’ve likely quit a job. Or if you’re middle-aged like me, you’ve likely quit a dozen or more. And before quitting said job, you likely thought about quitting for a while. Maybe you daydreamed about it while…


And I’ve never felt better about myself

When my realtor asked me what was important to me in a home, I answered that I wanted a front porch big enough for a swing and I didn’t want to park on the street. I didn’t even have to think twice about…


A meditation on life, death, and luck

Queen Anne’s Lace swaying in a late July breeze, two miles of traffic creeping along at a snail’s pace, and a lemon-yellow butterfly dipping and tasting wildflowers along the interstate. On any other day, at any other time, the butterfly would find herself…


It’s not impressive and eventually you’ll drop the ball

My ex used to brag about his juggling abilities all the time. Now mind you, he was not juggling something cool like flaming torches, chainsaws, or knives — but something even more dangerous — debt.

He juggled his bills like a…


Mine wasn’t — but I didn’t realize it for a long time

In April of 2020 I moved out of the house I shared with my husband and children and into a brand new life. Overnight, my expenses doubled, and for the first time in eighteen years I was paying…


Is my love enough for my daughter?

Tomorrow is Father’s Day. Even though I plan on celebrating by visiting my own dad, I’m trying not to make a big deal of the holiday this year because I don’t want to make my youngest daughter feel bad if my ex doesn’t…


Short answer. You shouldn’t.

Some jobs are very straightforward. You pour the drinks, make the burritos, deliver the mail, or answer the phone. You know what you are supposed to do; the stream of requests never ends; and your job doesn’t significantly change from the day you get there until…

Alecia Kennedy

Trader·writer·photographer·truth-seeker·all around curious person. https://medium.com/breaking-all-the-rules snaphappyphotos.smugmug.com/

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