“Knock it off with them negative waves”

This past weekend was a doozy. On Friday at 1pm I went to get a simple oil change. Four hours later, the associate came out bearing news that my car needed $2,000 worth of replacements to be considered safe to drive. I didn’t have time to fix it, so before I left I had to […]

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Authenticity

One day I was skimming through the rack of shirts at the local thrift shop when suddenly I felt a hand grab my ankle. I screamed and looked down to see a pair a circle glasses perched right above a smile which quickly erupted into hysterical laughter. “OH MY GOSH, MITCHELL!!” I yelled, as he […]

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Perspective

About this time last year, I was nervously dodging through the busy sidewalks of campus, guarding my right arm which was in a cast from my shoulder to my wrist. The falling snow seemed to mock me for how I got in this predicament in the first place: sledding. Yes, it’s possible to shatter your […]

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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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