Failure, Progress, and Freedom.

Focus. Breathe. Tighten. Relax. Clear your mind. Tune in to your body. Drop your shoulders. Don’t forget to breathe, again. I hear a seagull outside. Focus, Sarah. Okay. Don’t drop your belly. Open up your hips. You’re not breathing, again. That person next to me is really getting into that open-mouthed exhale… One more breath […]

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Out with the Old, In with the New

As I am closing out the last few weeks of my mid-twenties, and preparing to kiss twenty-six a sweet farewell, some changes need to be made. The change most relevant to you, my lovely readers: the blog name 26 and Stumbling. It occurred to me about a month ago that I hadn’t considered the fact […]

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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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The Big Plunge

It really is astounding how quickly the universe will work to make something happen once you decide you want it badly enough. Β  After weeks of interviewing, sleepless nights, hoping, wishing, and praying- everything changed. I have accepted a position in the field I am passionate about, actually using my degree, working for a company […]

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Seconds and Inches

“Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.” -E.H. EriksonΒ  Seconds and inches. That’s all that separates our paths from each other, from our fates. One step to the left, one […]

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