Humility is not about thinking less of yourself, but thinking more about everything else. It doesn’t require putting yourself down, but lifting others up. Humility means that you have confidence, but you are honest about what you can and can’t do, and you see how others can help you. Humility is realizing your place in […]

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reality is never quite what you expect more full of joy than you imagined yet pulling back at you is the struggle everything is bigger than you imagined complicated   what do you want to be when you grow up becomes a fairy tale because your dreams are merely fantasy and you are instead left […]

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enjoying the pain

This is hard to explain, but I will try. Probably my whole life, I have hated feeling certain things: anger, guilt, confusion, and discouragement. I would try to avoid feeling, but you know what happens when you try not to feel something? You might end up feeling it a lot more intensely. So because I hate […]

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Thoughts on Pacing Myself

It can be better to do a little bit regularly than a lot all at once. Just because I can fit it all on my list doesn’t mean that I should fit it all on my list. It’s okay to have quiet moments. Transitions take time. Plan for them. I always underestimate the amount of […]

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A new decade

I have a significant birthday coming up–only significant because we have ten fingers on our hands and therefore we have a base-ten system and we get fascinated with decades. If we were using a base-twelve system, there would be nothing significant about my birthday at all. But here we are. I’m entering a new decade […]

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The joy of a simple life

I am currently reading a self-help book that drives down the same, worn-out path of trying to convince the reader that they can accomplish a lot because the author has accomplished a lot. If the reader follows the path of the author by doing specific things, then the reader will also be successful. And usually […]

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