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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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 Ansari’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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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

When we are little, we are often confronted with the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We are encouraged to be creative. We are encouraged to be imaginative. We are encouraged to be daydreamers.Β  But at some point, that all changes. Society wants you to be creative but in a…

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