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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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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I don’t know

Recently, I was teaching a lesson in church and someone commenting mentioned that even though she was sharing advice, she didn’t feel like she had it all figured out. I feel the same way a lot. If you could look into my day-to-day operations, you would know that I do not have it all together […]

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Choosing Happy

I really want to be happy. Sometimes I have no idea how to go about doing that. But I’ve found that I can’t choose to be happy by simply changing my mood; I choose to be happy by living in a specific way, and then the happiness comes. Happiness is difficult to define in words, […]

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Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. -Luke 10:27 When people would ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I always had answers: veterinarian, poet, novelist, or freelance editor (my dream in ninth grade). My answers changed, but I always dreamed about a bright future. But most […]

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