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A Love Letter to My Freshman Year

Dear Freshman Year, It’s hard for me to believe that in just one month you will no longer be a part of my life. You’ve come and gone faster than I could bat an eye, and when I look back to the beginning of you, I barely recognize myself. If I ever reverted back to […]

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A Little Bit of Magic in the Big Apple

I’m going to start this post with a little disclaimer: I’m still not recovered from New York City. It’s honestly going to take me a while to fully comprehend that I was there, that I got to experience all of it, and that something about life is just different since returning. I’m writing this blog […]

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“I just feel stuck.”

Three weeks ago I was sitting in my parked car, trying to pull myself together before I walked back into my dorm room for the evening. I had just returned from my first night with a new small group, and I was racking my mind for any possible reason I could be this upset. Nothing […]

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you are priceless

Have you ever rolled out of bed and immediately begun to bash yourself? Your hair won’t cooperate, your outfit doesn’t match, your acne decided that it hates you even more than it already does, and the list goes on and on… I think, especially as a girl, it’s a regular thing for this scenario to […]

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A Reminder

For the latter part of 2016, I had a tweet pinned to my profile that read, “Life is precious. Please, please don’t forget that.” I tweeted this on June 10, after witnessing an elderly man collapse in the parking lot of my local Target. I stood in the background while my mom and another young […]

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There’s More to Life

When I was a junior in high school my mom stopped letting me sleep with my phone in my room because I would stay up until 3 AM every night trying to get Taylor Swift’s attention on Tumblr.¬† You’re probably thinking, “woah,” and woah is right. I was at an unhealthy level of obsession over […]

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16 Lessons I’ve Learned in 2016

2016 has been a weird year, there’s really no other way to put it. I feel like everyone is in agreement that something about this year just felt off, although we can’t exactly pinpoint what the problem was. For me, 2016 has been a little strange. It’s been filled with an abundance of major life […]

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Just One of Those Days

I’ve realized in my life that I love to sugar-coat things. I love to take a bad experience that I’ve had and try to turn it into a motivational, “I got through it! You can too!” kind of message. I’ve had friends that treated me horribly, but my life turned out better on the other […]

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Goodbye Someday.

108 years. 108 years came down to one single out in the tenth inning of World Series game 7 on November 2, 2016. 108 years since the Chicago Cubs clinched the title. 108 years of waiting. One. More. Out. I was standing in my driveway, looking up at the partly cloudy night sky during that […]

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Going Through the Bubbles

Last week I was standing on the track of my old high school football field having a conversation with one of the most influential¬†teachers I’ve ever had. After we had gone through the “How are you’s?” and the “It’s great to see you’s,” he asked me the ever-daunting question: “How’s school going?” I’ve created a […]