Stranger, No More

“What did you do on your 35th birthday?” The above question was posed, and I didn’t have an answer. My birthday has frequently been a source of anxiety for me, as it feels like everything is moving too quickly. I’m getting older faster than I can take, and yet, I’d like to come to a […]

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Glimpses (Part III)

No quote to start, we’re just going to dive back in. First off, I’d like to thank you for sticking with me until the end of the trilogy. I’m not sure why the concept of getting a glimpse appealed to me, but maybe it’s because that’s all I’ve gotten. I’ve never had sustained success in […]

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Glimpses (Part II)

“Why do you think you’re still single?” Then I met the girl that I thought would end it all. Okay, that’s too strong, but at the very least, she stood out. I immediately extended our connection on the app because something in me clicked. Maybe it was intuition, or maybe it was the fact that […]

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Labor Day

The cold nights begin, as that winter air creeps in, slowly but surely. I do love this time of year, as the days are warm, and the nights are cool. It’s great weather for sleeping, which is something I used to really struggle with, and sometimes still do. For the most part, I’ve learned to […]

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“Are you trying to compete with yourself, where you previously were?” I love the idea of a birthday post. I get super reflective around this time of year, and writing down my thoughts helps me to process them. I just made the hard decision to bow out of a race in a few short weeks. […]

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Out of the Pit (Part II)

***Imagine I posted this a month ago*** Let’s dive back in. Four years ago, I wrote a post called Out of the Pit (Part I). I’m not kidding. The date was June 26th, 2018. In some ways, it isn’t shocking. Father’s Day was yesterday, and even though it’s been over 10 years, it’s a day […]

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Quincy (IL)

“So, how much do you weigh?” I walked out onto the tarmac with the group, and handed my backpack to someone. I climbed onto the plane that looked to be several decades old, clipped in my seatbelt, and waited for takeoff. I was told to sit on the right side of the plane. We were […]

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This Coming Summer

“You know, we wouldn’t still be friends if you couldn’t go deeper, if we couldn’t have serious conversations.” I sat in the Philadelphia airport, and killed time. It’s strange being in an airport twice in one month, when it really hasn’t been an option for the past two years. I watched the people walk around, […]

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Lately, I’ve been living more of my life. I can never tell when it’s about to happen. As I walked down the hall of my apartment building to get rid of some recycling, the ideas started to swirl around my head. I got the opening sentence, I got the title, and then sentences and ideas […]

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The Job

It’s been years in the making. So, full disclosure, this post was an attempt at manifesting something I wanted. That thing is the job I now have. I’m not saying that the manifesting practice worked, but when I wrote this, I was willing to try anything. The goal was to write about the job as […]

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