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I Hope You Don't Forget

I hope you don't forget what a miracle you are. 

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I Hope You Don't Forget
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Picking Up The Pieces

Today, one of my very wonderful and wise friends told me that everyone has been hurt, but that continuing to be vulnerable with people is one of the best parts of being human.

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Picking Up The Pieces
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Not Another New Year's Blog Post

These are not resolutions. Maybe they are and I am just too turned off by the idea to call them that. Regardless of what they are, I have some hopes for 2018. 

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Not Another New Year's Blog Post
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The Last Four Months

I can't help but wonder if this is a side effect of being twenty; having a mind constantly filled with questions of what is to come. 

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The Last Four Months
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Memory Lane

I like Memory Lane. I think a lot about just building my home on there and living content in the mundane, clinging to the past like an old friend, because while the past is certainly predictable, it is exceptionally comfortable. 

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Memory Lane
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Disappearing Act

I think maybe one of the little pieces I started to sacrifice was the part of me that knew how to make my thoughts actually turn into words. I sometimes have moments where I feel like I am disappearing because that part of me has felt so far out of reach.

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Disappearing Act
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A Specific Form of Lonely

If I had to decipher my type of loneliness right now, I think that would be it. It isn't a general loneliness that just any person could fill, it is specific. And maybe, that's something I'm not alone in.

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A Specific Form of Lonely
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May We Raise Them

"May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them." 

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May We Raise Them
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The Power in Numbers

There is a certain power in numbers, but at the end of the day, I am not any less worthy of love because of a single one. 

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The Power in Numbers
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This Is The New Year

Welcome to 2017, were glad you made it. 

 

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This Is The New Year
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The Permanent Effect of Impermanent Things

We don't talk about the permanent effects of having a life full of impermanent things, but I think it's worthy of a conversation. 

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The Permanent Effect of Impermanent Things
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Speaking With A Ghost

If my ghosts could hear me, I'd tell them it's time to go. I'd tell them the darkness of the past can not compete with the vibrancy of the future. I'd tell them that the person I was does not dictate where I will go- because the person I am holds the reins now. I'd tell them that I'm sorry but they overstayed their welcome the second they appeared. 

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Speaking With A Ghost
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Balancing Act

Relationships scare me. I either love people too much or not enough and I am not sure which is worse. It is a vicious balancing act. 

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Balancing Act
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It's The Thought That Counts

The world has seen the most positive change when people fight for their ideas and change with their own two hands. It isn't just the thought that counts when they stakes are so high.

 

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It's The Thought That Counts
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No More Dead Plants

I think when we all start pouring ourselves into something that actually breaths life, we're going to wonder why we wasted so much time on all the things that didn't. 

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No More Dead Plants
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A Home of Flesh & Bone

Even people who don’t claim the label of a cynic are still not quick to make a home out of flesh and bones or a moment in time. It is scary to lay down roots in someone else’s being and hope for the best. 

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A Home of Flesh & Bone
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Dear Anxiety, We Need To Talk

If anxiety was a person, it would be that person that periodically reminds you that your clothes fit a little tighter than they used to, or asks you how your love life is going when they know darn well you haven’t been on a date in at least six months. 

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Dear Anxiety, We Need To Talk
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Different Words For The Same Feeling

I don’t think being a writer makes me any better with words than anyone else, I think it just makes me more observant about the world, and more desperate to express how I feel about what I have found.

 

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Different Words For The Same Feeling
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Take Two

Life doesn’t always offer us a fairytale, but sometimes we are lucky enough to get the chance to write a better ending, and to mend the hearts we have broken the best way we know how.

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Take Two
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Less Like Ninety

I have so much left to do, and so much to still experience, and somewhere down the line I fed a lie to myself that I am supposed to have it all figured out when I haven't even experienced the best of what life has to offer.

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Less Like Ninety
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Story Of A Girl

The writer in me no longer cares if I am someone worth writing a story about, because I have the gift and pleasure of writing the story myself. 

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Story Of A Girl
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Somewhere Between Lost and Found

When you're nineteen, sometimes you feel like you own the world, sometimes though, it feels like the world owns you. 

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Somewhere Between Lost and Found
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I Still Care & I'm Not Sorry

Please know there is a reason you loved the hearts you loved, and it's okay to still care. You are not weak, you are not stupid, you are human, and sometimes we can't help the hands our hearts fall into. 

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I Still Care & I'm Not Sorry