Mixed

Family comes in many different forms. After signing my most recent lease, it’s led me to reflect on the year that’s been, even if it hasn’t been a full year. May is coming soon, sooner than we all think it will, and that was the last time my friend and I lived together. The last […]

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Numbers

I meant to post this last week, but here we are. Two weeks after my 100th post, it stands to reason that I should write a post about numbers, and how in so many cases, they don’t matter. Numbers don’t matter, so let’s start with a few. Including this post, I’ve now posted 102 times. […]

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100

This week, I’m turning 100. Kidding, but seriously, I can’t believe I’m writing this particular post. I’ve now posted 100 times on abredder91.wordpress.com, and it’s kind of amazing. The first few entries were from my time spent in Sri Lanka and New York, but after that, it’s all been about the conversations we need to […]

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First Date

It’s important not to get ahead of yourself. It’s been over a year since my last date, and I can’t say I’ve missed dating all that much. I’ve often found the experience to be more anxiety-inducing than anything else, and so it’s been easier to avoid it in the name of mental health. I know […]

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Prove It

Sometimes, you feel the need to prove yourself. At various points in life, I’ve felt underestimated. I’ve felt people look at me and think that I’m not enough, that I’ll fail, that I’m stupid, that I’m a problem child, that I look too young. I’ve had the sneaking suspicion that I don’t meet people’s expectations, […]

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Wake Up Call

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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The Hostel

One summer, I lived in Costa Rica. It all started in the spring of 2014. I needed to fulfill a work requirement for grad school, and despite my best efforts, I hadn’t landed a domestic internship. I had applied to jobs in New York, DC, and maybe even Boston, but to no avail. As the […]

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