Happy New Year 2017!

By now, most of you know how I feel about New Year’s hoopla, resolutions and schmaltz.
~ 2014 and 2015 editions ~

Overall 2016 wasn’t bad, other than the loss of so many wonderful, talented people and many of them still so young. In my own little corner, I spent far less time on the Interwebs, focussing on my expanded family and home, reconnecting with special people (yes, this is for you Rew!), my extended family and working out as much of the residual ‘stuff’ of previous years as possible. Let it never be said that I have baggage – I may have a carry on but I prefer to think of it as a tool kit of experience.

As to resolutions, again this year I won’t. You don’t have to either. Do your best throughout the year, it’s all we can ask of ourselves and each other. Life has enough challenges for us without our feeling obligated to (potentially) overextend.

From my family to yours, much love, and sending you all a wish for health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year.

~ kei
1 January 2017

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#BeReal – KARIN BOLE TUPPER

#BeReal – KARIN BOLE TUPPER

This was really fun and a positive message. I was featured in a guest post at HastyWords blog on WordPress as part of her push to further the #BeReal campaign.
If you click through, you can read my off-the-cuff and of course, nose-thumbing poem about keeping it real, “My Rebel Prayer”.

HASTYWORDS

My #BeReal guest today is Karin Bole Tupper.

I am very excited to share Karin’s poetry with you today.  May we take a few risks and enjoy the life we have.

Thank you Karin for this amazing poem.

NOTE:
If you have poetry that fits the #BeReal theme link it up using the blue button with the frog on it at the bottom of this post.


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Karin (The Eclectic Poet)
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Poem:
My Rebel Prayer

Think I’d rather risk a wrinkle
Than turn away from the sun

Indian, Thai and fajitas are why
Someone invented tums

I’ve yet to see a gal get a medal
For avoiding MAC and Revlon

Au naturel hair or organic
Doesn’t make you a better person

Just say “No” to crocs and ‘stocks
Why give up Converse and heels

And a minivan equals relaxed fit
Remember how a ’79 Berlinetta feels?

I adore you Mozart…

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#BeReal

It’s back again! #BeReal

If only that applied to humans and not just memes…

I’m 100% that chick in the photos. No makeup, just the face I was born with.

I’m proud to be one of the few women who doesn’t hide behind a fake name or a faery gravatar. I am Karin Bole Tupper and this is my face. Thank you to my amazing daughter for encouraging me when my upbringing, environment or circumstances, make me feel unattractive or unworthy.

Apparently, I’m doing something right and kisses to one of the two most amazing people on this earth!

#DontJudgeMeChallenge #BeReal

Just Me