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It’s difficult being the girl who feels “too much” in a world where logic trumps feelings. It’s a constant battle to either quiet your feelings or scare people away. We all do it, some more than others—we hide our hearts to protect them from shattering. We feel “I love you,” but say “that’s great.” We
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Stop waiting until tomorrow to start pursuing your dreams. There’s no reason to wait when you can take the first step toward your goals today. Remember, you’re allowed to start small. You don’t have to take a huge, life-changing leap. You can take minuscule (but necessary) steps toward a brighter future. And you can start
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Keep going, even when you doubt whether you have what it takes to make it through another day. You’ve had that thought before and you were wrong. You proved you were capable of making it through the unimaginable. You surprised yourself then, and you’re going to surprise yourself again. You’re going to keep moving forward,
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I’m turning 29 this week. This last revolution around the sun has felt like a long one. It may be the isolation of a pandemic or the arduous process of becoming more myself in this isolation. Right now, I know that there’s a massive shift happening, carrying me from my twenties to my thirties in
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I want you to sparkle. To stop denying yourself beauty for the sake of practicality or intelligence. We must reclaim beauty for what it truly is—life essence dropped carefully, shared spontaneously, drank in eagerly, appreciated reverently. A wanting for life and its courageous glory is what wakes us, keeps the heart beating. You cannot tell
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Think about your life and what you have accomplished thus far. Recall the places you have been and the memories you have had the opportunity to create. Reminisce on the friends you have grown up with and have over time distanced from. Now, think about the friends who you have met and grown to love
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Go somewhere that reminds you of your biggest dreams, the ones that brightened your young eyes, filled your heart to the brim with passion and excitement. Remember those dreams? The ones that you kept tucked away from the world while you were trying to be what others wanted you to be? Oh, how the world
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I use this sentence often: “Don’t forget to breathe.“ Whether I’m suggesting it to others or reminding myself, it’s a daily occurrence. I mean, how strange is this? A reminder to breathe? To do that thing we are meant to do to keep us alive? That thing that is supposed to be instinctive? Yep, pretty
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1. Because you aren’t stopping to acknowledge everything you’ve already accomplished. You’re always so focused on what you need to get done tomorrow that you never stop to look at all you’ve accomplished today. But you don’t want to live in the future. Enjoy the present while it’s here! When you’ve accomplished something great, take a
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The expression “pushing a rock up a hill” is used when handling a frustrating or pointless task. The origin behind the phrase comes from the story of Sisyphus. His story is a lesson for humans who try to cheat death. While taking a closer look at Sisyphus, I tried to imagine what his situation felt
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What? Are you telling me you aren’t in your mid-to-late twenties reading this at some hour that is unacceptable for the rest of the world? Are you telling me that you are happy, healthy, and all the things Olivia Rodrigo has put in her latest song? If you’re that wholesome, you are probably deep asleep
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People belittle you for things they haven’t even experienced themselves. They talk about loving oneself before loving others like it’s easy. As if they know how it feels, as if they know how much it actually hurts. They tell you to be happy, as if being lonely, out of all other existing emotions, was the
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You’ve heard the lie that solitude is losing. That empty-handed is never what you want to be, because those who go at life solo are broken. They don’t fit. They don’t function. They aren’t whole. And maybe you feel that way sometimes. You sit in muted light and wonder when the day will feel full
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If you have never felt loved or accepted, I am writing this for you. If you don’t know how to love yourself, I am writing this for you. If you don’t know how you fit into this judgmental, chaotic world, I am writing this for you. You are exactly as you are meant to be.
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Your dreams belong to you, but they are not about you. Allow that to sink in. And once the ego shock wears off, breathe into that relief, that comfort, that freedom, that empowerment. The truth is, whatever you set out to do, whatever you hope to accomplish in life, whatever lights you up in the
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