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Another great blog today! I really enjoy reading what you write. I said it before you have inspired me to start a blog. I don't know anything about blogging or how to go about doing it. I was thinking of doing research..etc but i think I will do like you did and just write and take it from there. I have always liked writing,especially in high school. but that was a loooooooooooong time ago and im not sure if i can write as well as I did and that is a fear of mine that i am going to try and get over thanks to you! :) keep up the great work


I've loved reading your entries, Mandy. Just over a year ago, I wrote my own sort of "List" and I guess a "Life List" too in a special journal that I planned to keep. Only lasted a short while, but you are inspiring me to re-visit it! Anything is possible, we just have to take those first steps.

jennifer blomstrann

It's about time you posted your genius for the world to read...I'm proud of you sister XOXO Blommer


You're amazing, I really REALY look forward to reading this each day. I was sad today when it didn't arrive while I was at work! You have "IT," and by it I mean charisma, and dare I say it - moxie! I had to throw in a little bit of aunt Claire ;)! Keep it going! You've always been the kind of person that seems like they were meant for great things. I hope this is the first step in that direction. You deserve it! It's so great to "hear" you so happy. I can't wait to SEE you this weekend. Love you!


I completely agree with everything Jamie said.(I truly believed you would become the next Oprah & I could be your lowly assistant, along for the ride.) Your enthusiasm is plain to see. I can even feel it as I read! I can't tell you how happy this makes me to get a glimpse of that old Mandy!

Becoming a teacher is perhaps the greatest way you could ever give back. I honestly think teachers have the most important job in the world. I know you would be a wonderful teacher if that is what you decide to do. The relationships you would form with your students, the constant challenge, the ability to share your love of literature, the opportunity to continue with your writing...how much better could it get really?

And, I agree,how fun would it be to go to work with all your siblings for one day! An eye opener for sure!

Eileen  McCorry

I agree with what Jamie and Missy said,they said it so well that I won't reiterate. I must repeat that I do so look forward to reading this, and that I am very proud of you.

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Life List: 1.Be a Mother 2.Go to Paris with someone I love 3.Go to South Africa 4.See the Grand Canyon 5.See U2 live and be in the first 3 rows 6.Meet Bono (preferably have a drink with him) 7.Take a hot air balloon ride 8.Learn to garden 9.Own a home 10.Make said home warm and welcoming 11.Parasail 12.Camp out (glamping) at least one night 13.Write a book 14.Become active in a charity 15.Visit Hawaii 16.Throw a masquerade ball 17.Have a good amount of money in savings 18.See the pyramids (in Egypt) 19.Stay at the Ice Hotel 20.Swim with Dolphins (that ones for you Michelle!) 21.Horseback ride in Montana 22.Hike through Zion Narrows in Utah 23.Fall in Love 24.Visit Canada 25.Act again 26.Skinny dip in the Ocean 27.Own a house on the Cape (or Branford) 28.Be the type of person who exercises 5 days a week 29.Eat green and healthy ALL the time 30.Play tennis (well) again 31.Meet Al Roker (Bonus if he interviews me) 32.Go to an opulent, black tie New Years Eve ball and wear a gown worthy of the Oscars red carpet. At Midnight kiss a dashing gentleman. 33.Vacation and gamble recklessly in Monte Carlo 34.Achieve acceptance of my body 35.Go to the Opera 36.Stay for a week on a yacht in the Caribbean and start each day with a swim. 37.Learn to ski 38.Fly first class to Hong Kong
Year List: 1. LOSE 65 POUNDS (DONE, over 80lbs shed!) 2. 30 MINUTES OF WALKING 5 DAYS A WEEK (DONE!) 3 LEARN YOGA (Work in progress....) 4. QUIT COKE (Diet coke, I am beyond addicted) (This may have gotten worse, actually...) 5. DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY (DONE!) 6. START AND MAINTAIN A BLOG (YAY!) (DONE!) 7. BECOME MORE TECH SAAVY (Ohh boy....) 8. NURTURE MY RELATIONSHIPS (Work in progress but so far so good!) 9. STAND UP FOR MYSELF (DONE!) 10. BEOME FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE (Work in progress but again, not too shabby!) 11. RUN A 5K (Knees disagree, still working on it...) 12. GO TO ITALY (SIGH...one day, just not in 2011.) 13. APPLY TO GRAD SCHOOLS (THIS SPACE UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 14. FIGURE OUT WHAT I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT AND HOW TO MAKE MONEY WHILE DOING IT.  (WATCH THIS SPACE!) 15. RAISE $1800 AND WALK 39 MILES FOR THE AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER DONE!!!!

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