The End of 2017, My Year of New Beginnings

2017 has been a great year. But I am also extremely excited to turn the page to 2018. For the first time in recent memory, I am eager to greet the new year, not because I’m in a rush to say goodbye to the last season, but simply because I am expectant of the good […]

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2017: A New Beginning

Hello, 2017! My theme for 2016 was Maturity. This year, I’ve gotten the theme New Beginnings. Sounds like time to start some new habits, right? Oddly, this is the first year in recent memory where I haven’t started off the year with a list of goals in mind. In keeping with my new “just say no to […]

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Closure on 2016 + A Survey

I like closure. I think it’s important to look back before stepping forward, to take time to appreciate and remember and revel in the good. So even though there are technically a couple days left in 2016, here goes. A brief looking back at this year.. 2016 was a great year. Well, an eventful year […]

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The Feeling of Springtime and Home

Yesterday was the first day of Spring, and today I really felt it. What perfect weather! I recently dropped a bunch of money on a bike––a decent one, according to my friends who know about these things––and I figured I should take it out for its first spin today. I should get over my paranoia about breaking […]

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Walking into Maturity

Maturity can happen as a natural by-product of one’s life experiences. But it can also be actively chosen. Like when you choose to receive someone’s love based on the way they intended it, rather than on the way you are inclined to interpret it. That’s a choice.

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Back in the Homeland

I just arrived in Baltimore a few days ago, and I have to say it’s good to be back in America. I think I’m getting better at switching cultures. Maybe. Despite the fact that jet lag has been owning me the past few days, I’ve found myself much less weirded out by stranger small talk than I was last […]

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When Anything Seems Possible

There are certain moments when anything seems possible: When I discover an awesome new song, when I have an epiphany about human nature, when I witness something beautiful (like waves crashing against rocks), and of course, when a new year starts. 2016 is almost upon us, and while the cynic inside me wants to point out that a change in […]

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10 Years (Where does the time go?)

The other day I was telling my mom about the new Facebook feature On This Day that shows you Facebook memories from previous years. Most of my memories were from college, I told her. Posts from freshmen year popped up whose context I had no clue about. (“You didn’t give me a cookie! I hate you!!” Huh..?) […]

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