Overly Cautious: How I’m Convincing Myself to Take More Risks

I am a fairly cautious person. For good reason! The world is a dangerous place! Not just physically, but in every way! You never know what could happen! (Someone could not return your hello..! Or the new menu item you order could turn out to be terrible!) But despite those realities.. I don’t want to stay in […]

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We’ve Made It This Far (Let’s keep going and not give up!)

I am officially 30 today! Unexpectedly, my overriding feeling today is one of accomplishment. Not about anything in particular, just in having successfully made it this far. Three decades of life completed! Yes! Though I smiled to myself ironically as I said that to myself earlier, I think it really is a good attitude to have. We […]

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Four Threats to Our Rest that Need to be Crushed

When is the last time you felt truly rested? I’ve been realizing lately that I rarely do. A million thoughts are usually running through my head, and even in my off hours, I’m occupied by problems that need solving and tasks that have yet to be completed. I’m constantly recovering from the last experience in order to charge into […]

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Detox

I don’t know about you, but I feel in need of some detox from all the political crises and discouraging incidents going on in the world. I’ve been faced with way too much of the worst of humanity lately, and it wears on you. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Not only because of […]

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Angry

I started today angry. I’m usually a fairly mild-mannered person––I think I at least come off that way to most people––but I definitely have my angry moments. Today I was in the mood for angry rants, angry. Some things are just so messed up!

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Five Tips for Living Alone

My roommate has been gone for over a month now and isn’t coming back for a few more days. That is SOOO long! Despite being an introvert, and prizing my alone time, I can’t wait for her to come back! In the meantime, here are some things I’ve learned in the past month about solo living: 1. Have […]

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On the Contrary (when life doesn’t go your way)

Sometimes things just don’t go my way. The bus driver doesn’t stop for me. The local store runs out of my favorite cereal. My kids come to class acting like they just did shots of espresso. Sometimes even bigger things happen…

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The Need for Caution

As a piano major, I learned how to put everything on the line. It was an extremely valuable experience. Back then, my identity was wrapped up in performing, so going up on that stage felt like risking everything. It was terrifying. Which is why I can look back on those experiences with so much exhilaration. I learned […]

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