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Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched the movie that features this line. (Do you know it?) I also can’t tell you how often I put myself in a corner.  I wanted to write a book but never did. I wanted to learn another language but never did.  I wanted to […]

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Celebrate Every Win

I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, something that occurs way too often and I am working on putting boundaries on, but I digress. When I was scrolling, I saw a caption that began with, “I don’t want to seem like I’m bragging, but…” After reading the rest of the caption, the person shared

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Is Jealousy a Wasted Emotion?

I recently read an article from The Minimalists, which I normally love, but one thing written in this article stuck with me. Joshua wrote, “Jealousy is a wasted emotion.” Reading these words makes me think of a poet I’ve seen a few times at poetry readings. There are no other words to describe my feelings

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Is the Formality of a Word Document Keeping You From Writing?

I used to attribute not wanting to write to procrastination. After all, I fought hard for the crown of Queen of Procrastination in college. Waiting until hours before the deadline to start writing most assignments. But procrastination always has a cause, and maybe the cause is the word document is too formal. A few weeks

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What Comes After Clicking Publish is Way More Scary

Sliding my arrow up, I hover over the “Publish” button. My heart quickens and my palms sweat. I take a deep breath and click. My words are now out into the world ready for anyone to happen by and read them, but people won’t just come. I have to invite them. It takes courage to

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