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About Six Feet Standing Tall

Sara Tieman blogs at Six Feet Standing Tall. She stands at 5’11″ and probably could be six feet tall if she stood up straighter…or wore higher heels. She lives in Chicago but also fancies London as her home, too. Attempting to live her life fearlessly, she hopes to share stories that readers will find amusing, insightful or somewhat intriguing as she tries to figure out the meaning of life.

What The Water Gave Me

In the not so distant past, I had what Oprah would call an “aha moment.” It all stemmed from an unexpected announcement that left me reeling. Hurt and angered by the news, I was bewildered by the injustice of it … Continue reading

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15 Stitches and a Headache

As most things do, it started with an idea. The idea grew into the purchase of a book and then an invitation. My friend Crystal had been crocheting since she was a kid and thought it would be fun for … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back in Anger

The sun had been shining brilliantly all day. In an instant, its bright rays vanished, devoured by the dark clouds approaching from the distance with a menacing vengeance. Swallowed by the storm, the sun didn’t have a chance. The storm … Continue reading

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Breaking the Habit

I don’t know how I got this way I’ll never be alright So I’m breaking the habit…Tonight.– “Breaking the Habit” by Linkin Park It had been an ordinary day. But that’s the funny thing about ordinary – the extraordinary is … Continue reading

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I Come Apart

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! – John 16:33 As I made my way home after work, I misstepped as I climbed some stairs and stumbled. Though momentarily startled and jarred, years of experience with my … Continue reading

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Upside Down in a This Side Up World

Hello, my name is Sara and I’m afraid.  As I understand it, one of the first steps towards any recovery begins with that statement. You’ve said it. You’ve taken your first step. You start at the bottom, at the foundations … Continue reading

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Best Time of My Life

Change is a five-letter word referring to the loose coins in your pocket or the thing that comes into your life, shaking it up for the good, the bad or the indifferent. I’ve welcomed it, wished for it, wondered when … Continue reading

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