Still Writing. Still Persisting.

I am so glad I finally bought the book The War of Art (Steven Pressfield) today! It has given me some vital clarity. Vital. Clarity. (And I haven’t even reached the “solutions” part of the book, I’m still in the symptoms section!) So for all my fellow writers out there (and for anyone else aiming to […]

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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! 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 my comfort zone. The comfort zone is a […]

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The Itch to Travel

I’m contemplating going on a solo adventure this summer. I.e. taking a trip by myself. Which I can’t say I’ve ever done. So maybe that in itself is a reason to do it. I’ve been thinking back on past adventures recently, various countries and cultures I’ve encountered, explored, and experienced. I’ve been thinking about the […]

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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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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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The Difficulty of Saying Proper Goodbyes

Proper Goodbyes It takes real maturity to say proper goodbyes. That’s what I’ve decided. Anyone can just run away. You make a decision in your mind that you’re moving on to the next stage, next place, next community, job, relationship, or whatever. And then you just do. No looking back. But having proper closure is […]

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