Chosen Reactions

I thought it was a waste of time. I didn’t say that with my mouth, but I said it just as clearly with my face and posture. It was a school-wide program and I was apparently the only one that hadn’t been properly initiated through a two-day-download of information. And so, with a very reluctant […]

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Encourage the Strong

I remember sitting in her office, probably for the thousandth time. I was talking about how I wanted to be, who I wanted to be. The loving mentor didn’t seem to get what I was describing. Pointing through the library window, I pointed to her. “That’s how I want to be,” I said wistfully, gesturing towards […]

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Do Not Take to Heart

Thus, “do not take to heart everything people say,” because even you have allowed anger to get the better of you. Knowing that we’ve done the same softens the blow, but it still hurts. Hurtful words hurt. Because what if…..they’re true?

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Interview | The Boyfriend

Your relationship is like having an ox — you’ve got to invest yourself in dealing with the mess that comes with it as well as feed it intentionally with time, energy and love. But at the end of the day, you will reap much more out of it than if you never had it all. I’ve found this applies to all kinds of relationships.

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When You Feel Frayed

There are dead stalks everywhere, still rooted firmly to the ground. I took one in my hand and twisted the end of it. It splintered, revealing dozens of small connections within itself. I bet I could break it.

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