The Next Twenty-Three

The Next Twenty-Three

What happens when you get married at 23 to the 3rd guy you ever kissed and then 2 kids and 23 years later suddenly find yourself divorced and nearly empty nesting? I have no idea. But we are about to find out. www.TheNextTwentyThree.com

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August 12, 2022 17 min

You guys...I am back! It has been an amazing summer and I have loved every second of it! 

I also celebrated my 1 year anniversary of my new single life - and I am so very proud about that!

And now I am deep in the throws of ALL THE FEELINGS about school starting and my kids leaving again. 

And year 2 is bringing new decisions that need to be made about my house.

It's a total mind f*ck.

But, there is still peace and happiness an...

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Welcome back to my Summer Music series. I was introduced to a "new to me" artist a couple of weeks ago and I am seriously in LOVE! Lily Meola's album "Daydream" is incredible and I love so many songs on it. The first one I hear - Sunshine - hit me deep and has had me thinking a LOT over the past couple of weeks. It also inspired me to do something that I wasn't sure I had been doing, but I think is a very go...

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Happy Summer! I have decided to do a summer series that is all about music. The reasons are vast but my main inspiration was from a Short Film created by Alex Taylor at www.AlexTaylorFilms.com - The Melody. I promise, you want to have a look.

 

I want kick off this series with the most amazing artist that I have heard in a VERY LONG TIME...@_nightbirde . I was served up one of her songs from the new Spotify "shuffle" al...

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June 3, 2022 13 min

Please tell me that I am not the only one who has a slight obsession with hugs!?!?

For as long as I can remember I have loved hugs - giving them and receiving them. There is so much MORE to a hug than just the hug.

In this episode I share my theory about them, my categories of them and my feelings about them.

Let me know if you agree or not - I would love to hear what you think.

And in honor of PRIDE month, I want to give a shoutou...

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May 27, 2022 9 min

Hi friends.

This has been a f*cking awful week. I don't yet have the words for what is happening in our country and to our babies and am still processing the tragedy that occurred in Texas this week. 

I recorded this episode the day it happened and had to focus very specifically on something I have been struggling with for a few weeks because my heart wasn't ready - and still isn't - to put words to it. But please know ...

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Don't you HATE it when you don't do the right thing—on purpose—and have to go back and make it right? Me too. This was me last week which led to a really crappy situation that I put myself in. 

As Mark Twain said, "It is never wrong to do the right thing."

But sometimes it IS F*cking hard!

Love you guys.

 

www.TheNextTwentyThree.com

 

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Spring Break + Cross County Travels + Snowboarding + Broken Ribs = Life Changing Perspective.

Trust me, this one small shift can make a BIG difference in your life.

Love you guys.

 

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Last week the universe brought some pretty amazing words of wisdom to me from an unlikely source by way of MORE home appliances crapping out on me.

Tom P. - thank you for all your help, all your patience, all your words of wisdom and all your grace. And thank you most of all for the wrench!!

Love you guys.

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During the first 4 months after my ex and I decided to end our marriage and before we told the kids, there were two things that were giving me life—Schitt's Creek and my Playlist. We had good reasons for waiting to tell the kids, but those were some hella hard months.

Today I thought I would share one of the songs from my playlist that helped me make it through.

"That's The Kind Of Woman" by Julia Michaels

Also, if ...

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This week I have learned some major life lessons from a concussion and a plumber. I know it seems crazy that these two things can be related, much less provide very important direction for my life, but here we are.

Take a listen to the full story, but bottom line...

Be brave and do the hard work to heal and fix your problems before shit gets really severe.

Love you guys.

www.TheNextTwentyThree.com

 

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February 27, 2022 11 min

This episode was a hard one to figure out. There is so much terrible going on in the world right now - between Russia & the Ukraine and Florida and Texas - that I couldn't really find the appropriate words.

So instead, I thought I would answer this question that I got this week from a friend:

"Do you think everyone deserves to be happy?"

This is a short one, so take a listen.

Love you guys.

P.S. - if you are an LGBT...

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February 18, 2022 27 min

This week the Universe has been wanting me to think about when and how I knew my marriage was over. How do I know this? Because when the Universe wants you to think about something, she finds a way to put it in your path as often and randomly as possible. 

4 times this week, I have been asked (in various ways) this question:

"When did you know your marriage was over?"

And since you guys know I am an open book about my life,...

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Hi friends.

We have a new addition to our family and I couldn't be happier! 2 weeks ago we welcomed Betty White The Pup into our family and she is the absolute BEST thing to happen to us in a very long time. 

Week One was all about figuring each other out and helping her get comfortable in her new home. I had forgotten how much work a puppy is, but the cuteness they ooze out of every inch of their bodies, makes up for all of it...

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Yesterday was my sister's birthday...and this is how I feel about it.

If you are lucky enough to know her, then you will know EXACTLY what I am talking about.

If you have not met her in person, listen to this episode to get a glimpse of why I am like I am.

Happy Birthday, Hope. You always make everything okay!

I love you.

Kel - 

 

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January 21, 2022 12 min

Six years ago this week I lost my mother. It was a hard and tragic day. But this year, I was able to not focus on the events of that day and instead, remember the amazing woman that she was. She was incredibly beautiful - but didn't know it. She was stronger than any woman I have ever known - but didn't know it. And she LOVED well. Her six grandchildren were the loves of her life. They lit her up from the inside and she mad...

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January 14, 2022 17 min

Have you ever been in a place in your life where you are changing and growing and building something so amazing that you realize you are falling in LOVE with it?

That is exactly what I realized today.

I am truly and deeply falling in LOVE with this new life I am creating.

These are my thoughts around that...

Love you guys!

P.S. - Today is also the birthday of one of the very best people I know. She is pure human inspiration. She is...

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Happy 2022! This week I was reminded of a couple of things that I think are really important and could be very helpful for all of us there year. One I hadn't thought about in a VERY long time and one that I have actually been doing over the past 6 years but have not shared with all of you.

Also, I am happy to report that my word of the year is still holding strong - 7 days in!

Love you guys.

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December 31, 2021 14 min

I think we can ALL agree that no one will be sad to see 2021 be behind us. And since we also said that about 2020, I am stepping into 2022 with cautious optimism. I am sharing my word for the year for 2022 and I think it's one that is not only good for my heart and soul, but also the heart and soul of our world. 

What is your word for 2022?

Love you guys.

Kellie

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December 17, 2021 8 min

A letter to my daughter on her 17th birthday also became a letter to all of you.

Love You Guys.

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December 10, 2021 13 min

What is the one thing  you want to be remembered for?

Hint: It is also your life's WHY.

Thinking about this question will lead you to remembering all of the wonderful qualities that make you so beautifully, uniquely YOU.

It's a very good thing to do.

Love you guys.

 

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