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Evolving

Happy New Year!  Usually, people tell you not to dwindle on the past, but let’s talk about 2020 for a moment. From the millions of lives that suddenly changed due to the pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement, 2020 provided valuable lessons for everyone. Personally, I never realized how much I took my freedom […]

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An Unprecedented Time – WHY?

He who has a “why” to life can bear almost any “how”. – Friedrich Nietzsche In this time of giving and gratitude we are also looking at a time that we have been calling “unprecedented”.  A time of quarantine, “social distance”, school closures/re-openings, the reorientation of home to work and work to home, the uncertainty […]

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Gratitude

My parents recently rediscovered dozens of old cassettes filled with videos from my childhood; the toddler in me, whom I had long forgotten about, was reawakened by the memories trapped in these cassettes. I watched in amazement as mini-me ran around the house, absolutely free of all worries and stress, and happily babbled on in […]

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Postive Regret

As a 17-year-old, I sometimes wonder whether I have lived long enough to harbor real regrets. Let’s put aside everything for a moment. Let’s put it all away and just look at ourselves. Can you remember what you were like as a kid? Maybe what you were like when you were 17, my age! Were […]

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Am I Just A Number?

“If you struggle for these 4 years, you will be happy for the rest of your life.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard those words before, along with, “they are your friends but also the people you need to compete with at the end of the day” and “use this opportunity […]

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Childhood

Time is mankind’s universal remedy — everything fades as it grows older. Although memories of moments that cause heartbreak last lifetimes, a human’s ability to cope with hardship does strengthen with time. Yet, it is also the force that causes the most wondrous things to come to an end; time destroys. Inevitably, all the things […]

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Keeping the Magic in Our Children

I’m at that awkward phase of life where I am a half adult and half kid, also known as a teenager. Honestly, it isn’t all that bad, probably because compared to others, I have been fortunate enough to keep a large amount of that “child-like wonder” sealed in my heart. However, I fear that when […]

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