I’m not used to years like this. In past years, I’ve set goals for myself, or resolutions. I wasn’t planning on it this year, as I want next year to be a continuation of this one. And yet, I know that it can’t be, that each year, each month, and each day, are unique unto […]

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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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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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34 (Part I)

I’m in it for the long haul. And I remember the last six months before I turned 30. I spent almost every day in a state of pure anxiety, somewhere between leaving my childhood and becoming an adult, not sure how to handle this impending new decade that was fast approaching. Truth be told, while […]

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And not all those who leave us stay away. After a few days of binging cable news and not an end in sight, I decided that on Friday night, I would just let myself sleep. I slept late, like, until noon, like a teenager. I hate letting the day get away like that, but I […]

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Fall Back in Love

I didn’t realize I could be so fickle. So by now, you’ve probably realized that I haven’t posted regularly in some time. It’s been the direct result of some intense writer’s block, the kind where you don’t even sit down to write because you know that the gaze, that the intense stare-down of a blank […]

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Safety Valve

In times of trouble, there are those we seek out more than others. Life can be a challenge to navigate. There are ups and downs, and if I may be frank, this has been a bit of a down year. Few things have gone the way I wanted them to, and they have me attempting […]

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Taking on Water

The title might be a bit dramatic, but stay with me. In the dream, I think I was driving a minivan, similar to the one I used to drive for work. It was pouring outside, harder than anything I’d seen before, but I wasn’t concerned. For some reason, my dreams have been more vivid than […]

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“It’s just a weird time in my life,” -me. I know, I know. It’s tacky to quote yourself. I avoid it for a number of reasons, mostly because I already know what I know, and so when I learn something new, it comes from an external source. Usually my quotes come from others, from one […]

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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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