When I strolled onto the college campus my freshman year, it’s safe to say that I was confident in my abilities. After an academic career of ups and downs, I was running at full tilt. I told myself that I was going to do well, maybe even surpass a 3.5 GPA. I was aiming high, […]
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It’s that time of year once again. On the brink of turning 31, I thought about last year’s birthday. It was a momentous occasion, and the celebration was exactly what I wanted it to be. At my stepmother’s house, I was surrounded by friends and family. Not everyone was there, but there were enough people […]
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To go out, or to stay in: that is the question. This past weekend, I spent a wonderful couple of days in Rhode Island. I was there for a friend’s 30th birthday, and after dinner and a bit of barhopping on Friday night, we packed Saturday full of enough activities to stay busy, while trying […]
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Don’t worry, we’re almost there. Part of being happy is realizing that even during the worst period of your life, that there were good moments too. It’s too easy to paint my twenties with a broad brush, and to say that they sucked. It’s simply not true, and I don’t think it’s ever wise to […]
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“And life is pointless, but what’s so wrong with that?” –Third Eye Blind Sometimes it’s easier to stay in your lane. You go through your days accomplishing tasks and focusing on what’s right in front of you, rather than letting your mind wander and exploring the deeper, existential questions you may have. It’s easier to […]
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This wasn’t supposed to be the post for the week. I spent the first part of this week in a haze. I couldn’t pinpoint the source of this haze, and that in turn led to frustration. You start to analyze everything, and that’s when analysis by paralysis happens. You think about so many different things […]
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I’ve avoided this subject because I can’t write from personal experience. To date, I’ve married two couples. I know it’s early, but they’re both still together, and I get a good vibe from each of them. As I stood up there and officiated each ceremony, I saw the way the couples looked at each other. […]
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It’s tempting to sneak out. Recently, a coworker of mine left for another job. People change jobs all the time, but it was how he left that I found interesting. Rather than walking to the front door and having to say goodbye to everyone, he snuck out the back. I’m not sure that anyone was […]
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Sometimes, you need to hit the reset button. I’ve written before about needing to audit your life, and sometimes a total teardown is necessary. Sometimes there’s nothing worth keeping, and you need to cast it all aside in order to make way for new and better things. It’s just so liberating to get rid of […]
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Once we hit the 80-minute mark, it was time to hang up. If you can talk to someone for longer than an hour without any awkward pauses, or if you look at the time and find yourself wondering where it went, hold onto that person as long as you can. It’s important to have people […]
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