The Partnered Pen
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The Partnered Pen

I Was A Weirdo Kid

And I’m glad I learned a few things

My 7th Grade Photo. Thank you for your sympathy

I feel like I need to begin this essay with a disclaimer. I am all about being yourself. I spent way too many years being someone I was not or, more specifically, being less than myself to try to be enough or keep the peace. I would never want anyone to feel what I felt for those years. We should never feel shame over how we were designed. However, I am very thankful for…

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Laurie Livingston Nave

Laurie Livingston Nave

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The downhill trip is more fun than the uphill. A 50+ year old mother, wife, nerd, musician and writer. Follow me at https:www.laurienaveauthor.com