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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

For a long time, work was my ONLY identity. If I had a good day at work everything was okay. If things weren’t going well, I was a wreck. I put in ridiculously long hours, took things way too seriously, and if I ever did take vacation, it was never more than a week and I never disconnected. I knew on some level this was dysfunctional, but I also knew I was kicking butt at my job and that felt good.

Three years ago today I was laid off.

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If you’re friends with me on Facebook, and if the algorithmic stars aligned enough that my post made it past just me, you received notification yesterday that I changed the title of my latest book from Grief, Inc. to Hope, Unlimited. This was a much more difficult decision than changing Aiden’s name to Adam (albeit, …

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This was something I wrote two weeks ago, on my way back home to Southern California for the weekend.  I’m back now and so refreshed!  To everyone who gave me the gift of their time, I’m very grateful! To those who stayed home and held down the fort, that goes double! I’m on another plane, …

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Although last post I spoke about the wisdom and benefits of blooming where you’re planted, i.e. acceptance, this post is about change.  Most of the people I know say that they don’t like change.  I used to think I felt that way too, until I realized that I only dislike the change that I don’t …

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I wonder if when F.D. Roosevelt spoke the immortal words in his inauguration, “The only thing we have to fear is fear…” he had any idea that it would become such a maxim in our culture.  The funny thing is though, although we all have heard and said the phrase, I’m not sure we understand …

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