BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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The WOW report

The WOW report

As I promised, I kept a WOW journal while I traveled. Every night I jotted a few things in a tiny notebook — the best things of the day, the surprises, the joys. To be honest, I listed more than three items most days. I promised to share some of these moments with you, though […]

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Anticipation

Anticipation

Anticipation is a curious thing. We look forward to a special time, experience, or event with hope and excitement and expectation for how it will play out. I’m thinking particularly about vacation and travel because I’ll be on a major trip when you read this. Some people enjoy the planning almost more than the trip […]

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You’re saving this because. . .

You’re saving this because. . .

I live in a community where I’m not responsible for mowing, lawn care, and most of the landscaping. However, I am responsible for my back yard. I had it landscaped a few years ago with shrubs, birdbath, flowering plants — and I love it. Though it doesn’t require much, I tidy the back yard occasionally […]

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Your Tribe?

Your Tribe?

I was in a recent discussion comparing our western competitive culture with more tribal, non-competitive cultures. And it got me thinking, pondering actually . . . do I have a tribe, and if so, who is my tribe? Family is the obvious tribe for many of us. My family has a long history of not […]

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Let’s Party!

Let’s Party!

It all began on March 1, 2014. This blog — that’s what began on that day five years ago. I started the blog and developed my site because I had become convinced that, as a writer, I needed a platform. I methodically used Christina Katz’s book Get Known before the Book Deal. Though her questions and considerations at the end of […]

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