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Monday, March 4, 2019
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that today I didn’t go to work because school was cancelled. I went to Starbucks to buy myself a cup of coffee and a sausage, egg, and cheddar sandwich. I rarely go to Starbucks.
Before I went out, I brushed off snow from the car. Even though I don’t like cold weather, for a moment I was grateful for the cold, for the snow, and even for winter. Breathing in the cold air brought me to my senses. I felt my aliveness. It helps that it’s a sunny day. Had it not been a sunny day, I’m almost sure I wouldn’t have been so grateful for the cold.
Thoughts on Blogging
Lately, I’ve been feeling this need to check myself for plagiarism when I post a blog post. I think that I relate so much to other bloggers, especially the ones that are more personal. Has this happened to you?
Sometimes I find myself wondering if I’m using their wording when I share similar thoughts and experiences. This makes me rewrite my sentences or makes me think about rewriting them.