A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Self

Dear Sarah, You will change so much in the next ten years, it will make your head spin. Mistakes, many many mistakes, will happen. You will, sometimes, hate yourself. You will question the purpose of it all, and wonder if you are doing anything right. You will wonder if you are broken and beyond repair. […]

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Give Me Struggle

Nothing truly comes easy to anyone. We each have our own challenges that we must overcome. Your journey is your journey and my journey is mine. That is what makes each of them so interesting and beautiful; they are uniquely ours. I used to think that one day life would become easier, softer and more […]

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On Bouncing Back

We all go through it. The bad days, the crummy moods, the hard times. It’s normal and a part of life. After all, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. However, the fact that it’s normal doesn’t make it any less sucky while you’re going through it! Confession: I’ve been in a bit of a slump […]

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Gratitude Check

Some days, it feels like everything is in sync. You wake up on the right side of the bed, there’s no traffic on the way to work, your morning coffee tastes extra delicious, and it feels like, well, a Friday. Some days are more challenging. Some days it seems like nothing is going right, like […]

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On the Pursuit of Happiness

Let’s talk about happiness for a minute. You find what makes you happy, and you do that. Over and over again, adding new things to the list as they bring you joy. Simple, right? Not always. There have been years in my life where a state of happiness was not something I identified with. I […]

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Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry pancakes make me happy. Blueberry pancakes from Denny’s at midnight make me even happier. There is something magical about them. Creamy butter and sticky, sweet, syrup perfectly complementing the easy conversation being traded lightly across the table. Conversation is always easy over blueberry pancakes. You find yourself divulging some of your innermost fears over […]

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The Point of Growth

The point of learning, of growing, of achieving, of self-improvement, is not to puff ourselves up. The point isn’t to inflate our egos or to spout off about the self-actualization we have attained, or to throw it around disguised as self-importance and arrogance. The point is to give it away. For it is not by […]

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Inspiration is Everywhere (and Other Keys to Success)

Inspiration is everywhere. It is in our surroundings, the people we spend our days with and around, the music we listen to, in the very the air we breathe. And inspiration is usually most elusive when we are activelyΒ lookingΒ for it. Then, when you least expect it, inspiration hits you like a beam of light shining […]

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