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Sharon Meets the True Meaning of Christmas

I do not like Christmas. I have made no secret of this. It ranks somewhere towards the bottom of my list with Easter and Valentine’s Day. The whole month of December is full obligations. Gifts that I have to buy, presents to wrap, decorations to put up, traditions to continue, food to make, family gatherings to attend, a few more unplanned gifts to buy, and the list goes on. I despise it all. The month speeds by in a tired blur. I am left exhausted, overwhelmed, and with substantially less money. Every time I think I have a grasp...

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Sharon Meets Holiday Group Texts

Group texts can be useful when used properly. I hate being the middle man when making plans. Going back and forth between one person and the other. It is ridiculous. Group text eliminates this problem. However, during the holidays, group texts are nightmares. When making arrangements for holiday gatherings, our group texts often have up to ten or fifteen people participating. This means that I am subjected to constant text alerts. The messages come so fast that the sound of my generic iPhone text tone is interrupted by the next message. Chaos ensues. I can barely follow the conversation....

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Sharon Meets Ageism

Ageism is prejudice against a person based on their age. When I hear the word, I typically think of an older person being denied a job based on their age. However, it is not always the case. I have struggled against it to some degree my entire career. When I passed the state nursing boards and got my nursing license, I was 20 years old. I was the second youngest person in my class. I knew the moment that I graduated that I would command less respect than the 50-year-old classmate that began her career the same day as...

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