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Thinking Short-term vs. Thinking Long-term

TW Eating Disorder, Anxiety, Depression “All good things to those who wait.” – Mother Gothel in Tangled…and someone real, probably. My entire young life, I was the type to put off my happiness in favor of hard work. Get good grades in order to get into a good school. Get a good degree to get a good job. Eventually, you’ll have the time to be … Continue reading Thinking Short-term vs. Thinking Long-term

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The Captain’s Quiz 3: The Escape Quiz

One of my friends in the blogging community, Paul, has been creating quizzes for bloggers over the last few months. I am unfortunately super late to the game as this is the third blogger quiz (I found it because my blogging buddy Bill did it earlier this week!). Of course, I found out about it this morning and it ends tomorrow, so I had to … Continue reading The Captain’s Quiz 3: The Escape Quiz

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Bubblegum, Bubblegum in My Purse

TW Anxiety   Just in case you couldn’t tell, I have ANXIETY. Capital “A,” full of cortisol, stomach-achy, unadulterated anxiety. Sometimes, when I’m feeling whimsical, I call it “anxietitties,” but I digress… As a young person, my anxiety didn’t really manifest in the same ways that it does now with anxiety sweats, feeling overwhelmed in social situations, and insomnia. When I was younger, I chewed … Continue reading Bubblegum, Bubblegum in My Purse

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98% Renata

There’s something comforting about accepting mediocrity. Or at least, being accepting of less-than-perfection. Perfectionism is always something that I’ve struggled with. I can still remember sitting on a bench with my Spanish teacher while studying abroad in Spain, struggling to eloquently convey my thoughts in Spanish. “I can see the wheels turning in your head, trying to come up with the perfect thing to say. … Continue reading 98% Renata

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Getting Real with Michal Burgunder: Treading the Path Less Chosen

This is a guest post for my “Getting Real” series. On this blog, we provide “pure human content,” and truly get real. I wanted to give other bloggers the opportunity to come on here and get real with me! I am so excited for the opportunity to invite other bloggers to join me and share their life experience and big feels. Interested in sending over … Continue reading Getting Real with Michal Burgunder: Treading the Path Less Chosen