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How We Can Help You Smoosh Your Life Lemons into Something Bigger and Better

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* Welcome all to a new Q&A column from THREE WRITER GAL-PALS , each one of us wearing badges from continuing lemon-squishing life journeys. Think of us as virtual extensions to your personal friend network. Grab a coffee (or something) and join us.  If we three can, in some small girl-friend-chatting exchange, help pave the way to Easier Street, then that is our gift to any of our letter writers and readers.   Read about our two cents worth given to others. Or... throw us your own questions (find request form in upper left drop down). We promise we have lots of cool stuff to say. After all, with a wee bit of imagination one can create all sorts of opportunities from those little-ass, sour, yellow fruit.  Lemonade is so yesterday. Karma does not care about geography.   Neither do we. Two of our trio hail from cities on the North American continent; one east coast and one on the west. Our third member grooves the beautiful land mass called Australia. Thank the cosmos for technology,

Our First Post Written by a FROM LEMON Guest Writer: Meet GOBOF ( Grow Old Big or Fit)

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  * The amazing, the talented, the interesting and engaging Karen Madej wrote our first guest writer post. The three lemonesses, Suze, Paroma and Amy inserted our thoughts in the comment section of Karen's Medium piece. Please click the link below and check out GOBOF's dilemma. We encourage you to write a Dear GOBOF response in Karen's comment section. Be certain to let us know if you wish to participate in your own guest writer post on From Lemon. Our email is fromlemon2anything@gmail.com.  Or leave us a comment on this From Lemon site. Here is Karen's GOBOF story link: https://wrtwrds.medium.com/to-grow-old-big-or-fit-7c07031737c3 Thanks, all you lovelies , for your reading time, your feedback and your support. As the amazing Amy Marley says:  "Thanks for being you." Biggest hugs from the  lemonesses  at From Lemon   Suze, Paroma and Amy 🍋🍋🍋 Ivana Cajina/Unsplash j.chizhe/licensed byShutterstock   * Lead photo at top:Artist: Brent Hofacker/licensed from

When The World is Your Oyster, How Does One Begin to Choose?

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A poetic lemony breadcrumb to tantalise the taste buds to our latest cry for help... Do your own thing The world is your oyster But which oyster to taste?  Raw or cooked?   Salty, spicy or sweet?  How do you decide which to eat? Follow your senses or Go with someone new or  Someone who has eaten a similar dish or two Wished the same wish Dreamed the same dream Perhaps their path is the stream to beam  When to stay When to go  When to yes When to no Listen to that voice inside It knows the way Even when it seems it leads you astray Head over heart Heart over head Leaping out of a happier bed A delay, never a denial Picking up the gems you need To carry you forward wherever they lead Keep stepping as boldly as you dare A road never leads to no where Dead ends — just unknowns that become known Interested to take a look at Ms WIMO's dilemma? Here is a link to the post on Medium: How To Choose When the World Is at Your Feet and You Are Excited About It All? Would you like to read the FR

THE WINNERS…Guest Responses to FSUC Dilemma

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  *   We are thrilled to announce EIGHT winners. That’s right, eight writers provided feedback to FSUC and we decided to award the prize to everyone! For details please flick on over to Medium and read all about it. Here is the link:  https://link.medium.com/fkQC26rmIjb Absolutely we promise to run another contest soon. But first we will figure out our solution for obtaining the coveted FROM LEMON t-shirts. Well, first we have to create them! Would you like a look at Ms FSUC’s dilemma? Here is a link to the post on Medium: https://link.medium.com/bzxv4bvnIjb Would you like to read the FROM LEMON history? Here is that link(on this site, rather than on Medium): https://fromlemon2anything.blogspot.com/2020/11/How-We-Can-Help-You-Smoosh-Your-Life-Lemons-into-Something-Bigger-and-Better.html BTW, if you are not already signed up for our Guest Writer group OR you are not a Medium member. We need a way to contact you.  If you wish, please send a message and/or sign up at: fromlemon2anything@g

Call Me Ms. FSUC, Feel like I am Sh## Up the Creek

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* Hey, Hi. All you readers and followers of lemony tidbits about love and life. Welcome to our big number three. Our 3rd dilemma, outlined in a letter from FSUC. We mixed up the format this time. We posted her bittersweet (thanks Terry M.) story on MEDIUM and wrote our viewpoints on her situation in the comments section. Then we invited others to give their two cents worth on any part of FSUC's challenge and trouble. Even if you are not a Medium member, you can read a few articles each month without joining. Although if you can sign up, you should. Medium is an awesome reading and writing site. Here is the link to Ms. FSUC's story and the comment section at the end of her tale. Why This Broken-Hearted Woman Feels Abandoned and Needs Some Friend Advice https://suzannevtanner.medium.com/why-this-broken-hearted-woman-feels-abandoned-and-needs-some-new-friend-advice-e41a2343ca63 Now for something REALLY COOL We set up a little contest. The new date for the challenge to end is Augu

When the Arrogant and Brooding Farmer-Banker Boy Asked Three Friends for Advice

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  * PART TWO: What we said to Billy-BIFF Welcome back, dearest readers. Time to settle in, join us with your favorite beverage and let’s all get down and dissect the Billy dilemma. Here is a quick link to Billy BIFF’s letter to From Lemon and where we left o ff  last time: ( Link: to Medium and Bill-BIFF's letter to From Lemon ) The Scene for our Conflab Suze : Alrighty then. Each of us on Zoom. Or hey. We could do audio-only. Voice tone and inflection can tell wonders about anyone. Hell, we could turn the whole thing into a podcast. (Just blue-skying here) Amy : Keep thinking that way, Suze. We’d all be down for a podcast, P?  Paroma : Yup. Absolutely. Suze : Tabled! Back to Billy. The deal is this. He joins us, alone, no dudes from work or anywhere else listening. Glass of wine or any preference of beverage in front of us. End of day. Relaxing. Billy is ready to hear our take on his problem with the letter to From Lemon written in April by Instagrammed Weddings are not Enough (IW

The Scary Price I Paid Because I got Married for Social Media Likes

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  Hope my story helps you.   Introducing: IWNE ( Instagrammed Weddings might Not be Enough) * Dear Lemon Candy, About like, two years ago, I married a guy I met on a dating app four months earlier. So yes, as of the writing of this letter to you, we are pushing three years together. I had a decent Instagram following before the wedding, but I knew with the right strategy (and photo angles) I could blow my Insta numbers outa the water. Lucky for me my work as a lawyer was valued at my firm, so focusing pretty much all my energy on the wedding was not an issue. Everything was perfect thanks to my relentless attention to detail. My guy looked pretty hot so that was something. We made an iron clad bargain a few weeks after we met. No children. Ever. Career plans, travel, curating and posting about our lives separately and together, that's what we were all about. We were just starting our 30's. Unencumbered, living life to the fullest was and would be our preferred goal. We were in