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Season #1

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Let’s set the scene for this week’s episode:  

It’s July 1 and it’s my birthday. It’s summer and fun and there are parades and fireworks.  It’s such a good time of the year and I love all the hoopla. Yes, I know the parades and fireworks aren’t for my birthday, but ever since I was a kid the two have been linked in my mind. Lots of festive fun.

When I’m researching and buying gifts for others, I can’t help but see things I’d like to buy for myself – so I took advantage of the fact that it’s my birthday and did just that.

Gift of the Week:

2 Books! These are little hardcover treats for myself.

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Zero Days by Ruth Ware

I also gave myself some time alone. For someone who doesn’t like to ask for time for myself this was a nice treat. I went kayaking. By myself. It was lovely.

This reminded me that my word for 2023 is occupy. As in: take up space, be present where I am. Doing things alone and for me is a step in the right direction.

A spa day was also on the agenda. I enjoy this, but seldom schedule and plan this for myself. I loved it and I think I should do it more often. Before my time at the spa my family went with me for breakfast at a waffle shop which was perfect. Family time, then me time.

 

Donation of the Week:

This week’s donation went to the Maine Cancer Foundation in honor of my friend Christine Huber. She’s running in the Tri for a Cure, and I wanted to support her.

This is a women-only triathlon and it’s the biggest fundraising event for the cancer foundation in Maine. Another great benefit is that all the funds raised stay in the state of Maine which has a higher rate of cancer than the national average. I really wanted to support Christine (who is also one of my favorite jewelry designers) and I’m glad that they are doing such good work helping cancer patients in Maine.

 

Title Notes: ME is the abbreviation for the state of Maine and the episode is about gifts for myself and a donation to a Maine-based nonprofit.

 

Demon Copperhead by Kingsolver

Zero Days by Ware

Waffle Spot

Christine Huber Design on Instagram

Maine Cancer Foundation 

Tri for a Cure

 Show Notes provided by Sound Advice Strategies

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