Where in the World is Glad?

How a mountain hike ended with a fantastic view of the horizon and of myself

Hiking up the rugged trail on Daedunsan Mountain in South Korea might be the most strenuous, physically taxing challenge I’ve ever done.

Not even child birth can compare. Or maybe my memories of birthing babies have faded, as they are now 30 years in my past.

Daedunsan Mountain, which stands…


At 53, I am stronger, bolder and wiser than the young woman I used to be

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“Wow, honey, you were beautiful,” my husband said as I entered our bedroom.

He stood there holding a picture frame that usually sits on top of one of our dressers. Years ago, I placed a baby picture of him in the frame in front of a photograph of me. I…

Where in the World is Glad?

If you’re looking for food and fun, Sosabeol is a great destination

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Sosabeol is a neighborhood in Pyeongtaek that’s considered “the best date night neighborhood” around because it offers a ton of restaurants, activities, and themed cafes. We spent a Sunday afternoon wandering around its packed streets (cars were stacked like sardines along the street and sidewalks).

HoneyFlex Cafe

Our first stop was the…

#Words to Live by

Second, share a quote that inspires

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This post is part 2 of The Shortform’s Writing Challenge where we are asked to share a favorite quote.

Here’s mine:

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

The first time I heard this quote, it was as if a tuning fork was struck and the air around me reverberated.

When I was on the fence about…

Tips for New Medium Writers

Start here if you don’t know where to start

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When I first joined Medium 18 months ago, I too nervous to click “Publish” on my first few drafts. Self-doubt and self-criticism hung over my head like a storm cloud.

I know now that I was being a chicken over nothing but my own insecurities. I was afraid to be…


First, write an abstract of a Medium story that left an impression on you

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The publication “The Shortform” threw out a writing challenge to encourage creativity and exploration into new topics.

Of course I joined in.

This is not an Essay about Menopause” by Lisa Renee dives into the “internal storms” women face as we transition from maiden to mother to crone.

Her essay…

I also share the story I’m most proud of

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I got the idea to share my stories from Burk who got it from VRITANT.

Now it’s my turn.

I published my first story on the Medium in March 2020

When I started, I was clueless about which topics to write about, so I did what everyone does and wrote…

Glad Doggett || Reader. Writer. Wanderer.

Lover of crossword puzzles & artfully crafted sentences. || https://gladdoggett.medium.com/membership

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