Happy Belated Valentines

I went to the grocery store around 6pm last Thursday and was surprised to see all these men running around frantically with bouquets, intensely scouring the card aisle. I totally forgot it was Valentine’s day. I haven’t been in a relationship for just around 2 years now, but it got me thinking about how much […]

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Connection

Living “unconnected” in Western society is considered pretty rare. But actually, after looking a little deeper, it’s quite a common phenomenon. If we’re being completely honest, it’s not the fast WiFi, social media platforms, or ability to share things instantaneously that connects us; but rather, our raw humanity is what truly connects us–even to the […]

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Being alive

I’ve never been one to like school, in fact I absolutely dread it. Which is funny because I’ve picked a 4 year degree and switched my major so much I have to go an extra semester. This semester is rough because I have classes every. single. day. I was sitting in one of these classes […]

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Beautiful you

Let’s get one thing clear: YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL. RIGHT NOW. JUST HOW YOU ARE. By beautiful I don’t just mean the typical dictionary definition of “pleasing the aesthetic senses, especially sight.” I’m talking real beauty: the beauty of of everything you bring to this life by simply being in it. The beauty of your remarkable, […]

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Winging it Pt. 2

The rest of the trip was a roller coaster. We met amazing people, survived many near-death experiences (crossing an extremely rusty bridge 50 ft above a river that was closed for danger, hiking 10 miles in a severe thunderstorm, as well as getting extreme motion sickness on a bus, all comes to mind), made it […]

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Discomfort

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. Different choices I’ve made or didn’t make. I think it’s just something about the year coming to a close that provokes reflection on the past. A concept that I’ve heard a million times really sunk in whilst reflecting on the year: lean into discomfort rather than […]

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Winging it

As Christmas is only a couple weeks away and the end of the semester is days away, I can’t help but dream of my next escape. And by escape I mean adventure, of course. Whether my dreaming is actually going to see itself into reality and happen or not is another matter.  Since I’m in […]

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You’re not an island

One warm summer night I had just grabbed dinner with a friend and as I was driving home I had the brilliant idea that I would watch the sunset. It was nearly 8pm and I could already tell it was going to be a totally photographic one. Not that I’m a photographer, I’d rather just […]

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The comparison game

About a month ago, I went to get a haircut. I actually went for just a trim, like literally an inch. I even showed the lady a picture and everything. Next thing I know, she takes a chunk of my hair and wacks off a piece closer to about 5 inches. I just sat their […]

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Look up

Sometimes my sisters and I go on random Marshall’s runs. Ya know, Marshall’s the retail store? Well one summer night we went to just browse for good deals. The sky looked pretty ominous. We did our thing, shopping around, and I’m pretty sure I bought some leggings or something. We made our way through the check […]

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