Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

I was home this weekend celebrating my Mom’s birthday and because my children have evidently decided to collaborate in depriving me of sleep until I’m dead, I had quite a bit of free time early in the morning to listen to a workshop I’ve been enjoying. The topic on this episode was about maintaining one’s …

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Hi, my name is Carrie and I’m a survivor of Rampant Perfectionist Syndrome (RPS). This is a disease millions of women face, and has been on the increase ever since we were ‘liberated’ to enjoy full-time careers and full-time motherhood (at the same time), in an era where ultra-lean, muscular physiques became a requirement and where social media exploded to help us understand just how important an immaculate home, creative décor, crafty DIY everything, glamorous vacations, perfect relationships, funny friends, and impeccably behaved children really were.

So I think I’ve entered into a massive identity crisis.  I used to laugh about the fact that I needed 4 different lives to live all the different things I wanted to do.  Maybe it’s because I’m third-aged (as opposed to middle aged, seeing as how I plan to live to 120) but it’s dawning …

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