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Tag Archives: Friendship

Spring – Guest Post from Jon McGovern

Spring. It’s nice and warm. It brings JOY to people’s faces. They get to wear their spring clothes like shorts and sandals. They don’t have to wear long denim jeans or long sleeve shirts. They think about being on the beach and having a tan. Hanging out with your friends or going on vacation. Maybe it’s seeing a friend that you have not seen in a long time, or crossing something off your bucket list. Is Spring your favorite season? How many times do you…

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Memories: Guest Post from Jon McGovern

Hi, my Name is Jon I’m going on vacation to Groton Connecticut to where I used to live. This will bring up old childhood memories. My Dad was in the U.S. Navy, and we lived in Connecticut from 1989-1992. I loved going to the Mystic Aquarium and loved checking out Groton CT and seeing Fort Griswold. In New London CT we would go to Michael’s Dairy, where we get ice cream. They made special flavors, and some of my favorites were pumpkin ice cream or…

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CLEAN SLATE from Marco Orlando

CLEAN SLATE Marco Orlando One thing I can always appreciate about the pandemic is that it gave me a lot of time to think and reflect on things. Before COVID-19, I wasn’t always much fun to be around when I went out and did stuff, and I’m not proud of the kind of person I was back then. I was still struggling to fit in and feel like I belonged somewhere, not realizing I wasn’t going about it in the best way. I became this…

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“Are You Ever Happy?” from Marco Orlando

“ARE YOU EVER HAPPY?” Marco Orlando I had a friend ask me recently “Are you ever happy?” after I had aired some of my grievances online a while ago. The question caught me off guard, and I didn’t really have an answer. But it did give me some time to think since then. We’ve all likely spent a fair amount of time alone in our lives. It’s something I haven’t always had much of in the past, so I’ve learned to appreciate when I have…

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Life of a Bachelor from Marco Orlando

LIFE OF A BACHELOR Marco Orlando By now, another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and I’m still single. I don’t usually mind being single. In fact, I rather enjoy it. But I struggle so hard sometimes with “owning my okayness.” It’s not easy seeing other people at different points in their relationships and working their way through them together. It makes me feel like maybe there’s something missing. I have plenty of lady friends, and many of them mostly think favorably of me. But…

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Maintaining and Making New Friends

Today we welcome Stace Atter and James Whitman, both from the Casco Chapter, to our blog. They wanted to share with you all some tips on Maintaining and Making Friends especially during Covid. They are both good at making new friends and maintaining the friendships they have. Both Stace and James know that keeping friendships, especially during a tough time like Covid, can help us feel less anxious and feel good about ourselves. They share that we are also helping others when we reach out,…

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Candle In The Wind 2017 from Marco Orlando

CANDLE IN THE WIND 2017 Marco Orlando No amount of mentally preparing myself could ever be enough for a moment like this. It was the furthest thing from my mind. From the moment news first broke of her untimely passing to the moment I arrived to the service, walking in the room and seeing reality staring me in the face in such grand fashion humbled me in a way little else can. I’d spent a fair amount of time processing the reality of the situation…

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