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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 […]

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Sometimes Life gets Life-y

Sometimes I sit down at my computer and think to myself, “Why do I even have a blog?” Honestly. Sometimes I just question the intentions I ever had for starting this. I haven’t dealt with massive hardships, I’m not a motivational speaker, I don’t have any expertise in a professional field to share with you […]

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From One Freshman to Another

For the past four years of my life I’ve become accustomed to the high school routine. I’ve learned the routes around the hallways, I’ve discovered which teachers to avoid, and I’ve found my niche in terms of what subject to pursue in college. I remember the night before my freshman year of high school like […]

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Esther 4:14

Just a few weeks ago I was scrolling through Pinterest on a night that I had nothing to do, and I stumbled upon a bible verse that hasn’t left my mind.  Esther 4:14 says, “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”  Something about that verse made my eyes fill with tears, […]

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To the “Good Kids”

Do you want to know something? Beer smells really bad. I’m not 100% sure why anyone would want to drink something that smells that bad. But, to each his own, that’s not the point I’m trying to get across. In a mere three months I am turning the ripe old age of nineteen, and when […]

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My Flashlights

  Hunter Hayes, Flashlight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1NpYwMU0s8 The last 24 hours of my life have left me completely heartbroken. A horrible disease has found its way to my Papa, and there’s nothing in this world that he ever did to deserve it. No one ever deserves this. It’s unfair, it’s brutal, and it’s deeply, deeply heartbreaking. I’ve […]

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Summer ’16

Have you ever been so afraid of leaving something behind, only to find out in hindsight that life had so much in store for you? I feel like most people have experienced this to some extent, but in the month since I became a high school graduate I have never seen it shine this bright. […]

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In the Face of Tragedy

On May 22, 2011 an EF5 tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri. The storm devastated the city, killing 161 people and injuring thousands of others. Joplin is an hour away from my hometown of Springfield, Missouri, and five years ago I watched that storm unfold on the TV in my house. I watched […]

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An Open Letter to the Class of 2017

Dear Class of 2017, Right now your senior summer is about to kick off, and you’re probably feeling unstoppable; I know I did at this point last year. You probably feel like you have all the time in the world to make memories with your best friends. You probably feel like you don’t need to […]