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Hi. I'm Jacki

I write a lifestyle blog for Gen X women who are ready to say YES to (mid)life & become what they might have been.

TGIF: I've over committed myself

TGIF: I've over committed myself

Well, it's April. And I don't know how I am going to survive it. Soccer season is under way, so lots of chauffeuring and game watching. Plus the two jobs.

And of course, I added more stuff. A big project I hope to share with you all later in May. A storytelling class once a week. And I've committed to being a stronger version of me. Which means I hired a powerlifting coach (more on that later). Which also means going to the gym regularly.

I'm exhausted just typing that. Is it May yet?

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On my nightstand

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources by Lynne Twist

Favorite quote

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

What I read this week

The Fuller Project offers in-depth reporting, with an emphasis on women and the topics that affect women. 

A new model might provide an answer to why knuckles make that cracking sound.

Laurie Penny shares her experience of being trolled on the internet and how this trolling is an effective tool to keep women silent and controlled.

Why crying is good for you. I hear an episode of This is Us will help open the floodgates.

A Second Act career that really inspires.

The emotional toll of carrying debt.

Are you wondering where you new grown-up friend is?

How to deal with your racist Aunt Linda.

And how to convince Aunt Linda that gun control is needed.

Ethical fashion on a college student's budget.

Given the vast number of disagreements I'm having with my son, I needed this.

Artists, community, and fast food joints.

What you can expect from the month of April according to astrologers.

An online magazine for women over 40. Eureka!

What I'm listening to

Amara La Negra - if you want to dance, this is a guarantee

Go Ask Your Father from This American Life

Rescued by Ritual from Sincerely, X

Spring 10x10: The Halfway Point

Spring 10x10: The Halfway Point

Spring 2018 10x10 Closet Challenge

Spring 2018 10x10 Closet Challenge