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March 31st, 2020

My Newest Title: Wine Educator

NOTE: This article has two sections. Section 1 was written about three weeks ago and placed on hold. Section 2 was written last week.

Section 1

As I wrote last month, I passed my WSET Level 3 exam with distinction. To everyone who asks, I'm still quite far from being a sommelier, but I also know a decent amount about wine. I know that this certification is an odd/vague sort of title. What does it says about my credentials?


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March 17th, 2020

Home Is Where You Are

There are things that we say, like the title of this article, that seem like clich├ęs. They come across as tossaway lines, things you're supposed to say but don't carry weight. Then you hear that sentence or phrase in a different setting, and you realize the impact.

This year, my husband and I are on the road. We've been in Hot Springs, Arkansas, since the end of January. We'll then move onto Lexington, Kentucky, for the summer and then try out another place or two before

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February 25th, 2020

Friendliness Begets Friendliness

I will start by clarifying that I am not an expert on human emotions or reactions. I'm neither a trained psychologist, scientist, nor researcher in these areas. However, I do love to contemplate the emotions and engagements of people.

A few weeks ago I wrote about my first week in Hot Springs. Feel free to click the link, and read. The short version is that everyone here is as friendly as I

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February 11th, 2020

Level 3 Certified- with Distinction

Watch out, wine world. Here I come!

Last summer I wrote about all of the roles I hold professionally and what some of my future goals might be. Included in the list was the role of student. At that point I had just begun the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 certification course.

This 15-week program involved weekly drives to Boston for an in-person class and many, many hours of at-home studying. I

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February 4th, 2020

Week 1 in Hot Springs

My daily view

What can I say? It's very good to be back in Hot Springs.

In the mere week we have been here, I've been reminded how kind and friendly the people are here. Let the multitude of examples (in a five day span) begin.

I returned to the same gym that I used last year. On one of my visits there, two different people welcomed me back to the gym, remembered I was from New Hampshire, and also remembered my name.

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January 28th, 2020

Hot Springs via Nashville

We were in Nashville; we had to take the picture.

The drive from Manchester to Hot Springs is about twenty-three hours total. When you drive with someone who isn't a fan of driving, that's a pretty long trip. Want to guess who the non-fan is? Yep, it's my husband, not me.

Months ago, when we began planning our year of finding a new home, I decided to be the chief organizer. Finding homes to rent, determining how to ship our possessions, and planning travel all fall

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