The Things I Forget to Notice (and Learning to Show Myself Grace)

Apparently I have a knack for knocking floor mats askew. I never noticed this skill until my new roommate pointed it out. The mat in front of the kitchen sink, in front of the bathroom, inside the bathroom, and by the balcony door are invariably crooked after I’ve passed by. I’m like a walking disaster––or a […]

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Learning to Be Honest about the Little Things

I’ve always been a people-pleaser. Growing up, when someone asked me a question, I never took it at face value. I never thought about what I wanted, but only about what they wanted to hear. There were moments when I was so afraid of disappointing or offending someone that I became completely paralyzed, unable to […]

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