Here’s What I’m Doing — “At The Moment”

NEW POST // Female

. . . My friend once took me to a shooting range. I held a rifle under my left arm and aimed at a grey, bat-like target in the distance. When I pulled the trigger, the impact was enough to knock me over. The searing sound pained me. Was I too female to be doing this? It went against everything I felt comfortable with. It was too male. I was too female. . . .

Read the full post here: https://marymottwrites.com/female/
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PODCAST // Middle

Listen in and enjoy!

https://marymottwrites.com/podcast/middle/
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NEW WRITING PIECE // Living in the middle.

My friend just sold his company and retired.
I ASKED HOW HE WAS DOING.
He replied, “Ok. I’m living in the middle.”

I nodded. I understood.

Or thought I did.

I think living in the middle means staying within the lines. You’ve completed the rudimentary work of the beginning. Haven’t approached the complexity of the end. You’re in the middle.

But the middle, if you’re not careful, can last a lifetime.

It is said that life can be divided into thirds. The first third dealing with childhood and family. The second is that part of your life as professional, spouse, parent. You’re busy.

The final third is tough. Most of us try to avoid it and simply continue the second third. We keep doing a version of the same job. Become a hands-on grandparent. Live on the golf course.

But, it is said, to be truly fulfilled, the final third can’t be a redo. It needs to be about you now. A time of pushing the boundaries. New experiences. New travels. New occupations. New friends. A new understanding of life. Finding out who you really are. . .

Full read click the link!
https://marymottwrites.com/living-in-the-middle/
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Emma ponders the true meaning of Christmas. ...

family. perfection. holiday season. ...

from years past. still a favorite memory. ...

dreaming of a white winter. ...

NEW PODCAST // The Best Time of Your Life⠀

Click the link in my bio to listen: https://marymottwrites.com/podcast/the-best-time-of-your-life/
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NEW PIECE // FOUR⠀

We are all getting back into dinner parties. Of some sort. Often inside. Without puffy coats.⠀

WE ARE MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME.⠀

Often there are six to eight invitees.⠀
Six to eight. or more.⠀

Not a lot, really. But just enough to affect the dynamics.⠀

We laugh. We talk about acceptable topics. Or unacceptable. We chime in. We joke.⠀

But at the end of the evening we don’t know the participants any better than we did before the evening.⠀

We might recall that we liked their vibe. Had a positive time in their company. But that’s really it.⠀

We haven’t learned anything. About them… or us.⠀

Consider four.⠀

Last Thursday we had two friends over for dinner.⠀

Read the full piece on my blog: https://marymottwrites.com/four/⠀
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NEW PIECE // Artifacts ⠀

The sailboat that I gave to my husband for a wedding gift. He is passing it on now to our granddaughters who sail.⠀

IT MAKES SENSE. THEY WILL USE IT. HE NO LONGER DOES.⠀

The passage of time.⠀

The kayaks we took to our friends’ house who live on a lake. They’ve been there for eight years now. Just sitting at the dock.⠀

I no longer squat so getting into a kayak is challenging. ⠀

Read the full piece of my website: https://marymottwrites.com/artifacts/⠀
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NEW POST // The Best Time of Your Life⠀

We were having a dinner for a friend’s birthday.⠀
SHE WAS TURNING SEVENTY AND LOOKING BACK AT HER LIFE. WITH CURIOSITY.⠀
“What was the best time of your life?”, she asked us.⠀

We were quiet. How to answer this question kindly. With our spouse at our side.⠀

I immediately went for the wild and crazy times.⠀

“When I moved to NYC!”, I exclaimed. “I was single. Worked in a big advertising agency. Worked long hours and played long hours. Spent every cent I earned. It was great.”⠀

My birthday friend joyously regaled stories of the seventies. She was an only child. So when she finally left home she really spread her wings. Among other things.⠀

My husband espoused, “All of it.” Wow. Good answer. Was that really true?⠀

And our other friend told tales of an international awakening and young love. Oh my. Things we never knew.⠀

Full read here: https://marymottwrites.com/the-best-time-of-your-life/
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Signs of fall - a Japanese maple blanket...⠀
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#fall #autumn #nature #october #halloween #love #fashion #photography #pumpkin #fallfashion #leaves #instagood #style #beautiful #fallcolors #naturephotography #september #falldecor #ootd #winter #photooftheday #art #autumnvibes #pumpkins #travel #pumpkinspice #summer #happy #handmade
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Spring in the mountains. ♥️ ...

Summertime means camping, right? Everyone does it, right? ⠀

Click below to read about my recent camping experience! ⠀
https://marymottwrites.com/camping-schmamping/

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Reliving last summers crazy pool day⠀
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• Alone •

Yesterday a coyote passed by. I thought at first it was a fox. But it was too big. And looked like a coyote I’d seen in a movie from Africa. He didn’t notice me sipping tea. He didn’t notice the house that now inhabited his landscape. Or my small, oblivious dog. He just kept wandering. He didn’t come back today. Maybe tomorrow.

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https://marymottwrites.com/alone/

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Big town. Small town.

• • • We worked late, hit the clubs, ate Chinese, shopped excessively and spent every cent we earned.

I loved it. I was a New Yorker.

It seems different now. • • •

https://marymottwrites.com/big-town-small-town/ (link in bio)

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NEW PIECE // My shoes are in the garden. Facing the white hyacinths. But I am not there.

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Memorial Day weekend seems to be the kickoff for many summer camping trips. Have you heard about my one backpacking trip?!

Click below to read about this “adventure”
https://marymottwrites.com/camping-schmamping/

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Three years ago i was preparing for an in person on women show. Love these memories.

• There are things I didn't tell you." ⠀
don't miss mary's one woman show at the Berkshire Theater Company's Unicorn Theater.⠀
saturday may 26 and sunday may 27⠀
It's about all the things we just don't talk about. —>link in profile for tickets. <—
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