Posts by Kallie C


  Today’s post is the second installment in my new series Letters to Myself. Last week’s letter was to myself as a young military spouse, and this week’s letter is to myself as a brand new mother. I started this series, as I was inspired to go back and reflect on various areas of my life and give myself the personalized advice that I wished I had received, but in reality is only often found through the...

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Hello Readers!   Today’s post is the first in a new series I am doing called Letters to Myself. I was inspired to do this series, after listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert.     In episode 8 of season 2, she charges one of her students to write herself a letter, but to do it creatively in the voices of both her ancestors in the past and then another from her grandchildren...

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  I started Untold Stories a little over two years ago now.   Starting was definitely not easy. There were many times my fingers hovered over the keys or the publish button, agonizing whether it was worth the vulnerability and risk I felt. For so long I told myself that if anyone besides a select few people in my life knew the real me—that rejection, ridicule, or judgment would be the only responses I would ever get.  ...

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  I have found myself having to hurry up and wait a lot this spring.   In the military, many of us family members find that the phrase “hurry up and wait” is the ongoing story of our daily life.   We wait to be told when to move and where to move. We wait for our loved ones to go and to return. We wait for paychecks, promotions, and news of job changes or new assignments. We wait when we don’t hear...

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  There is this trend on the internet and social media now that I find to be especially terrifying.   I started noticing how much anxiety it caused me, because it started pushing my “run and hide” buttons last fall.   Incidentally, I have found that this same exact issue trending with equal force among the nefarious world of motherhood/parenthood that my husband and I are ever so cautiously dipping our toes...

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