What matters most in life?

These times have got me reflecting over what matters most in life? Among other questions like what does it mean to be successful in life? & what does it mean to have a successful day?

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What does the future hold?

How many times have I walked on the path of this park? The grass has gone from green to yellow and from yellow to green so many times that sometimes I see green grass and dandelions in December. Did I see kites on the sky last spring or have I seen them every year? I’ve […]

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A rainbow after the storm

“The way I see it if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,” says Dolly Parton. The storms of life aren’t fun. They catch you unprepared. They ask you to be flexible with your plans. When they do arrive though, there’s always this promise or hope of a rainbow after the […]

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A gain, a glow, or a gem

With the year coming to an end, I think that it’s so important to reflect on your successes and achievements, even if the year didn’t give you every single thing you hoped for. Reflecting on your year’s successes and achievements is a way of acknowledging your growth, your hard work, and your dedication to all […]

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Goodbye, November

Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now. With you, you also brought life lessons. Be more flexible!, everything seemed to shout at me. Shift your mindset so that you’re not repeating the same […]

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5 Tips for Dealing with Change

Dealing with change and uncertainty of change can sometimes be worrisome, overwhelming and stressing. I say this from experience. You wish for change, you plan for it, and when you least expect it the changes start taking place. The change that is happening in my life right now leaves me with a sense of trust […]

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A Weekend Without Music

Saturday, March 2, 2019 I’ve been feeling like writing all day, and now that I’m in front of the screen, I don’t want to write anymore.  This weekend, my goal was to try to better listen to myself. (My most recent lesson on not listening to myself came from a tiredness that wasn’t normal. I’d […]

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A Lesson in the Failure

Starting graduate school last year was one of the most educational experiences I’ve had about learning to let go when the time isn’t right. I pushed myself into graduate school for multiple reasons, and by then end of 2018, I decided I needed a break from university. I can’t tell your right now if the […]

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On the “Skull-Sized Kingdom” and Life Purpose

I’ve been thinking too much about the purpose of my life. Too many days in the past I’ve found life meaningless, so I have searched for answers in books like I usually do. A long time ago, I took a creative writing workshop at my local community college, and one of my professor’s recommended reads […]

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One Lesson from Etty Hillesum’s Diaries

  It never ceases to amaze me how I continue to learn from dead people who are not blood related. While reading Etty Hillesum’s diaries which were written from 1941 to 1943, I found myself dog earring pages where I found quotes applicable to my life. One of the things that amazes me about Etty […]

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