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I have always gotten lost easily. I recall feeling frustrated and inept as a young driver. Over the years, frustration morphed into heart-pounding, fear that became like an insurmountable wall. Directions provided by patient, well-meaning people have often included "You CAN'T miss it." Oh, really?! How many times have I driven in circles in a strange place feeling scared, incompetent, and downright silly? To make matters worse, I’ve always been surrounded by people blessed with a reliable sense of direction. They seldom get lost. When they do, they don’t panic. They wonder why I do. They have no clue! Now the GPS has ended all my anxiety. Right? I now claim a somewhat less unfortunate plight; I'm more confident than in pre-GPS days, BUT I know devices, like people, are not infallible! I recently learned that my fear of getting lost has a name, MAZEPHOBIA! October 13, 2021 Contest: Your Kryptonite Placed 9th Sponsor: Anthony Biaanco

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Date: 10/30/2021 12:49:00 AM
Congratulations, Janice, on your great win with a wonderful poem.
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Date: 10/22/2021 9:16:00 AM
Janice, Congratulations on you placement in the contest! I can totally relate to your honest and whimsical poem....Excellent! Blessings, Paulette
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/22/2021 3:13:00 PM
Thanks so much,Paulette. Janice
Date: 10/22/2021 3:20:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this, exposing your kryptonite in your awesome poetic style... (while overcoming it courageously). God bless you.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/22/2021 3:13:00 PM
Thanks so much, Beata. Janice
Date: 10/21/2021 3:45:00 PM
Back with congrats!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/22/2021 3:22:00 PM
Thanks so much, Kim. Janice
Date: 10/21/2021 10:30:00 AM
I think i have mazephobia quite a bit too unless im with someone. You expressed the phobia eloquently dear. Kudos!! Plz do read and comment my newest poem too .^^^^^^^<<<<<<<>>>>>>•°»
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/22/2021 3:27:00 PM
Thanks so much, S. I certainly will! Janice
Date: 10/21/2021 10:00:00 AM
Back to say Congratulations!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/22/2021 3:34:00 PM
Thanks so much, Karen. Janice
Date: 10/21/2021 5:48:00 AM
It's a very beautiful poem on MAZEPHOBIA! Great Work! Congratulations!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/22/2021 3:37:00 PM
Thanks so much, Christuraj. Janice
Date: 10/19/2021 7:42:00 AM
I can relate my friend. I have always had a bad sense of direction and have found that in some cases it was fortunate because I found places that I didn't know were nearby. Now with my GPS I no longer get lost. It's great. And if I do I don't worry. I look for someone to help me find my way. Preferably a cop. I really don't trust a lot of people. God Bless my friend. JB
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/19/2021 10:12:00 AM
Thanks so much, Judy. Janice
Date: 10/17/2021 5:38:00 PM
Wow you taught me something. I understand this. I depend heavily on my gps!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/17/2021 7:07:00 PM
Thanks so much, Karen. Janice
Date: 10/14/2021 6:26:00 AM
Many can relate to the theme of your poem, Janice. Indeed, a maze out there no matter where you go. Enjoyed this write in honest introspection. All the best.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/16/2021 6:51:00 AM
Thanks so much, Vijay. Janice
Date: 10/13/2021 12:31:00 PM
Excellent write! I got us lost (i was not the driver) when we needed to return my son to boot camp. He got back late. I was so upset. But I remind my family that I am NOT the navigator. Don’t know why it is easier for some. I am sure you have tremendous gifts of your own! :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/16/2021 6:50:00 AM
Thanks so much, Kim. Janice
Date: 10/13/2021 11:43:00 AM
Interesting! Some people do have an innate sense of direction, but it is often lost when travelling from the northern to the southern hemispheres. Other people travel by landmarks (which may no longer be there), so it is best to ask one's preference before giving directions . . . Good luck in the contest!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/16/2021 6:50:00 AM
Thanks so much, Rico. Janice