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Silence

It makes sense that after talking to eight year olds all day that I wouldn't want to continue vocalizing, come end of day. But what is quite inexplicable is that I cannot find the words that have been squashed back for another time - the words whose time and place is not an elementary classroom… Continue reading Silence

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“Don’t Be Something You’re Not”

We hear it from the time draw near self awareness - "don't be something you're not." If you don't want to spend your teenage years at the mall applying glitter lip gloss and prank calling cute boys - don't - you don't have to buy into "popular." If you don't get into spending your evenings… Continue reading “Don’t Be Something You’re Not”

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Hunting for Information

I want to do good. It's surprisingly hard to find a way to do this. This has been my motivation in pursuing the Peace Corps, but I am failing in trying to look beyond that. I've been doing research and hitting a road block. There are all sorts of programs and groups for people who… Continue reading Hunting for Information

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Dealing With Stress

Through a lot of trial and error I am coming to understand that people deal with stress in very different ways. Sometimes this can be almost infuriating when their way of dealing is so far from your own, but it is important to understand that they're doing the best they can with what they've got.… Continue reading Dealing With Stress

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Penpals

I've always loved the idea of penpals. Despite the dying art of real letter writing, I think I'd really get into it. These days I'm sure it would be easier to find someone who would write you emails than to use a pen and paper, but that's okay too. Getting to know someone entirely through… Continue reading Penpals

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Yesterday I did something that surprised me a little. (I say little because it takes a bit to surprise me.) I was at the grocery store, up at the counter making my purchases, and the lady asked me a question. Without really thinking about it, I straight up lied! What? Okay, that's not really like me.… Continue reading Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

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Days Ahead

So what kind of beat is life currently jamming to? The beat of adventure, that's what! Adventure, the future, forward thinking, anticipation, all that sort of thing. In light of that I thought that I'd post a couple of links and blurbs about some of the things I'm finding more intriguing as possibilities for the… Continue reading Days Ahead

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the thing about home

sometimes home is where your heart is and sometimes home is wherever you lay your head sometimes home is where you make your camp sometimes home is a place you dread sometimes home is a friend you’ve made and sometimes it’s a place you just can’t find sometimes home’s a destination and sometimes its a… Continue reading the thing about home