Finally Knowing What You Want

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 9 TODAY I LEARNED: A mosquito has 47 teeth. (That's horrifying)   We take this life for granted. We can't help it, we're human. It's in our nature to get comfortable with things and then forget that we should be thankful for everything we have. It's not sad or happy,…

Blast from the Past

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Wow, what a week it's been! Between school, work, and old memories and faces popping up out of nowhere, I'm not really sure what to expect with this upcoming week. Hopefully it's a little less confusing. Emotional state: moderate, but confused. As random as it is, I had a dream about an ex last night.…

I Can Breathe Again

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Breathe in the good, breathe out the bad. I've learned a lot over the past few days. I've been blaming myself for something I couldn't control. There's something to be said about that. We don't really have control over people's lives, but we do have the power to change our own. Sure, we can influence…

Why Are We so Awkward?

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I think it's painfully obvious there's a strange awkwardness that lingers in the air between strangers. Why have we been conditioned to treat someone we don't know with such strange behavior? Sure, most of us have found ways to be friendly and kind to someone we don't know, but not all of us have adapted…

Down the Rabbit Hole (Part 2)

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I woke up to blinding lights. They hovered over me like tiny spaceships just waiting to pull me in. When my vision finally adjusted, I realized the lights were nothing more than surgery lamps. Suddenly, they clicked off revealing a figure standing beside me. "Claire, you're awake!" My dad was sobbing, holding my hand. I…

Throwing Expectation to the Wind

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We can't always get what we want. That's the sad truth. So what's the point of it all? I say throw your caution and expectation to the wind! Let your mind soar with any and all possibilities that serve you for the greater good. I seem to let expectation ruin a lot of my inside…

Believing in Yourself

I wasn't going to write about this today...but something changed my mind. There's quite a lot to be said about believing in yourself and the capacity of your own being. The rule seems to be that if we can believe in something, we can do it. I have always believed that through our hardest trials,…

Thoughts in the Moment

People are rude. It's as simple as that. When we are down and life is taking its sweet time improving, "people" have a knack for knocking us down when we need it the least. They can be unrelenting and forceful. So what choice do we have but to suck it up? It's terrible, and no…

Starting Out Small

Recently I've been overwhelmed with the lot of life. Pressing concerns have been pushing on my patience and it feels like I'm going to drown in all the confusion, fear, and sadness. Luckily, I have my friends and family there to help me through it by offering advice as the days go on. It's easy…