Category Archives: The personal development of Gina

…And I Am an Analytical Girl

(This post is part of a series chronicling my Women on the Verge journey. Read all updates in the series.) “Analytical.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “It means you think about things deeply and try to figure things out,” Mom … Continue reading

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My Hair, My Self: A Lesson in Self-Love

or Dr Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Hair (This post is part of a series chronicling my Women on the Verge journey. Read all updates in the series.) The Women on the Verge experience is … Continue reading

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I Oughta Have My Head Examined!

(This post is part of a series chronicling my Women on the Verge journey. Read all updates in the series.) My first month of Women on the Verge found me pondering feelings of “wasted” time, seeking help with life’s challenges … Continue reading

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The Fifty-Seven Year Itch

Part I: The symptoms I wrote this reflection on my 57th birthday, May 12, 2019. It seemed like an appropriate day to think about my life so far, and what I want to it to look like moving forward. Fifty … Continue reading

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From Housedress to Heroine: The Evolution of the Mature Woman

I adored my grandmother, and she adored me. In my youngest years, she was as much a mother to me as my mom, who needed to return to a full-time job once I started school. Grandma Bessie lived with us; … Continue reading

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