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Alone

Sometimes, I know that being alone and whole at the same time is possible. Sometimes, lessons only heal me when I hear them in solitude. Sometimes, adventure only comes alive when I follow the pace of my own schedule and curiosity. Sometimes, I need to be anonymous to everyone in my surroundings except for God […]

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Social Anxiety: Telling Myself a New Story

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Brene Brown I am on an incredibly difficult journey of learning to accept myself. These past few days have been mentally and emotionally overwhelming. I am trying to […]

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“That is Why We Never Give Up…”

For five days, I lay on my couch alternating between tears, groans, and sleep. Last Friday, I underwent a relatively minor surgical procedure. Although I expected to later feel some discomfort, I instead faced what felt like tremendous pain. Due to the throbbing, aches, and my medication, I lost much of my appetite and took countless […]

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Today’s a New Day

You might be worrying about your: imperfections past mistakes awkward moments from yesterday adequacy in other people’s eyes If you are, I empathize with your worries. I am imperfect. Some days, my tag hangs out of my shirt, and my natural hairstyles don’t always live up to my imagination. While I am generally positive, I have […]

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Ring the Alarm

Dollar stores are underrated. My favorite is Dollar Tree, where everything from a Baby Ruth to a household decoration truly costs no more than $1. There, I feel rich whenever I splurge on stationery, cleaning supplies, and junk food. As a kid, I loved sitting in my mom’s fragile ’93 Eagle Vision. I rode for […]

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