Let’s Talk with Maggie Toussaint

Skating through the Holidays
By Maggie Toussaint

As a child I was fascinated by roller skates. I thought how cool it would be to roll everywhere so fast. Granted, we didn’t have any concrete or sidewalks to speak of in our entire community, but still, a kid could dream.

Though I’ve outgrown my desire to roller skate everywhere, this time of year I often have the sensation that I need to be roller skating through life just to keep up!

If you’re like me, I curl up with a good book to slow down the holiday frenzy. The activity centers me so that I can rejoin the fray in a better frame of mind.

The truth is I don’t have as much time to read as I used to have. These days I volunteer more in my writing community and my local community. I miss reading several books a week, but I enjoy helping others and feeling useful.

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