WHY I AM CHOOSING HAPPINESS

For most of my life, I’ve lived according to what I think other people expect me to do. Try hard in school, work towards something greater, always on — never stopping to think about what’s best for me. Even when I’m deciding what I want most in life, part of me has always thought about…

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SEND TO: MINNESOTA, RE: OUR BREAKUP

Draft: Feb. 12 3:35 p.m.ย  Dear Minnesota, There’s something I’ve been wanting to talk to you about for a while. It’s something that’s hard for me to admit. So please, just hear me out. Breaks are dumb. But our break has made me realize, taking a break doesn’t mean a relationship is irreparable. In fact,…

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WHEN WILL I STOP WAITING FOR MY LIFE TO START?

Like most of what I write, this post was inspired by a conversation I had not too long ago. We were talking about the future and where we were in our career so far. And then the conversation turned to how we were always waiting for our lives to “start,” as if everything we had…

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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT CHEESE CURDS ARE HERE

There’s a lot I didn’t know before moving to Florida. For instance, did you know that despite being called the Sunshine State, it rains pretty much every dayย for about half the year? Didn’t know that? Funny, neither did I before moving down here. And we’re not talking about a little sprinkle in the afternoon. We’re…

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT–AND OTHER LIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD

Note to readers: read this first paragraph in your head to the tone of one of those commercials that claims you may be “entitled to” something if you had x, y, or z happen to you. As a child, were you often told things like, “you can be anything you want when you grow up”…

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LIFE STAGE: EMERGING ADULT

In Aziz Ansariโ€™s book Modern Romance, he says that there is a fairly new stage in becoming an adult in the modern age. This is a person who is post-college but not yet settled down with a family. They are not a teenager, but they are not really a full-fledged adult either. It’s this awkward…

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