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Summer Sleep

I’ve been learning a lot this summer, about myself and about the world. I’ve been taking online classes, and learning about the world of fiction writing. I’ve been going to the gym, and learning that running can be a tortuous or freeing action, all depending on your breathing. I’ve been spending time at the library, […]

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Fearful Fingers and Fireworks

Fourth of July is a time of terrified pets, eating 8 hot dogs at the family cookout, and giving a child a flaming stick of explosives because “it’s just the little stuff honey, he’ll be fine”. Especially in the Midwest, fireworks can get a bit out of control, a test of who’s the most manly/patriotic […]

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The Connected Generation

I live in a generation that is infinitely connected. Whether it be over the phone, the laptop, or the Smart Watch, teenagers are always talking, always asking questions, and most importantly, always observing. You’d be surprised at how much the average teen picks up in their day, even if their eyes are glued to the […]

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Introduction // Illiterate Blondes

Today I took a risk. I’ve been trying to scare myself more lately, because I’ve been reading that doing scary things is actually healthy for your soul. So with that in mind, I created a YouTube channel to join this little blog I have going on. You have all heard my voice on a page, […]

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Proudly Lost

I started driving at age 13 in an empty parking lot. My grandma’s patience is far greater than my mother and I’s, and for that reason, she was always the passenger as I inched along the pavement going around 8 miles an hour. She taught me how to steer, gently tap the brakes, and gradually […]

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Tales From the Wild Wood

I’ve mentioned it before, but I live in the woods. I am surrounded by forest and overgrowth from years of no human destruction. Our neighbors certainly aren’t close enough to peek in our windows. I absolutely love the privacy, and even more, the beauty of where I live, and the twenty minute drive into the […]

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Sweet Tooth

This is a post about overcoming the odds, and fighting for what you want. And it all begins with a soft-serve chocolate and vanilla twist. Allow me to begin. Ice cream cones taste better in the summer, and this is a fact in my book. Maybe it’s the 95 degree heat, the beads of sweat […]

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Happily Exhausted

I am notoriously known to overwork myself. However, if it came down to a job interview, I could tailor this statement to fit my favor. Dedication, passion, call it what you want, but at the end of the day, I prefer to be exhausted. And my defining word of the past few weeks? Exhausted. Between […]

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An Open Letter to My Brain II

Dear Brain, As with most days, I do my best to take care of you. Though this may not always be done properly, or even efficiently, I do what I can. Yes, there are days when I cannot focus on a single page, pen, or word. I am guilty of scrolling through Twitter four too […]

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