Falling (why I’m thankful for mistakes)

I used to be deathly afraid of making mistakes. Not only as a straight-A student, not only as a classical pianist, but also as a person. I pictured this ideal of who I was supposed to be and found the idea of slipping outside of those imagined lines unbearable. It has taken a lot to learn to accept the messiness […]

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The Moments That Make Up a Life

Lately I’ve been wondering about the meaning of my life. Right now. In these minutes and hours that are filling my days. What is the measure of these moments? Sometimes it feels like I’m just barely getting by. The past few months have been busy. I’ve been balancing a lot of duties, roles, goals, and relationships, and it’s been exhausting. I’ve […]

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The Hidden Place

Recently I’ve grown in my appreciation of the hidden place. The unseen, secret place. The place where things are birthed and developed. The place where things are rooted. I often find myself evaluating my life based on outward criteria: How many people smiled at me today or how well I performed in class or what number I […]

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