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So far Jackie has created 141 entries.

I’ll love you through it

As I walked into the cafeteria that warm October day in 1969, I noticed my Mercy High School besties huddled at a corner table. There was nothing unusual about this scene, for this is where we Juniors congregated every day. Then, suddenly, I froze. By the sheepish grins on their faces as they quickly turned away, I sensed the topic of conversation was me.

 

 

 

 

 

“Did I do something wrong?” I asked the group, slowly approaching.

Steering me to another table to talk one brave girl began, […]

What do I know: Selling the family home

One thing I do know is the pain of selling the family home. But, I also know the joy that follows with it. Have you ever let go of something you believed to be too precious to depart with (and, not your kids!). I’d love to hear about it.

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“What do I know?” – An interactive Vlog

Hi everyone!

If you’re like me, you might be feeling life is going by way too quickly and you don’t have time to be with friends. Maybe you also feel that even at these advancing years there’s still so much to learn, but when do you have the time. So, to help me with this problem and hopefully help you, I came up with this Vlog idea where once a week a topic can be discuss. Friends will gather in the comfort of their homes […]

48 reasons why

While conversing with my business coach Julia about the release of my book, “The Promise I Kept,” as well as a class I’m creating to help others write their story too, we got down to the usual stalemate in our planning: discussing price.

“Do you realize the minute we talk money, you freeze?”

“I do?” I asked, confused.

 

“You’re a realtor. I bet you have no problem telling people what you charge when you take a listing. Why do you have such an issue with this?”

“That’s different. […]

Choose Wisely

Joking about all the things I didn’t seem to do right, my 97-year old father tilted his head and went silent. It was 2012, the year of his passing, and he was preparing to impart his final words of wisdom.

 

 

 

“Why do you do that?” he grumbled.

“Do what?” I questioned, confused.

“You’re always downgrading your ability. You’re so much better than that.”

Stopping for a moment to reflect, I sadly had to agree. For as long as I could remember, I’d been the queen of self-deprecation, but […]

If not when?

Pulling the four, freshly minted cards out of my wallet in Walgreens, I found myself flummoxed. Being new to this game, I looked at the pharmacist and sheepishly asked, “Which one do you want?”

As she stared at my Medicare identifications, she giggled. “I’ll take these two. Isn’t it fun to turn sixty-five?”

My first instinct was to grumble “no,” but instead smiled and went on my way.

On December 31st, I officially became a senior citizen. Long ago, in my uninformed teens, I thought turning sixty-five […]