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Getting Real with Josh the Editor: Picking the Lock on My Self Confidence

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 Josh the Editor: Picking the Lock on My Self Confidence

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Me and Milo down by the Schoolyard

TW Depression The following is the beginning of Norton Juster’s infamous book The Phantom Tollbooth. While I don’t have it memorized per se, I do remember how much it resonated with me when I first heard it, and I think about it often, especially when I’m sinking into a depressive episode, like I have been recently… Chapter 1. Milo There was once a boy named … Continue reading Me and Milo down by the Schoolyard

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The 5 Stages of Job Hunting

For better or for worse, I have recently found myself back in the job hunting world. While I did recently go through the job hunt and get hired, this is the first time I’m going through the job hunt full-time since I graduated from college approximately 4,394,483 years ago (read as: 6 years ago, I just feel super old). Now, with nothing but the job … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Job Hunting

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Getting into some Puzzle Troubling

Recently, I’ve discovered this really awesome thing…I’m not sure if any of you have heard about it…they’re called PUZZLES, and they’re mega cool. It all started when I backed a Kickstarter (that I found thanks to a Facebook ad…and you all know that Facebook ads are Renata kryptonite) for some cool-sounding puzzles by a company called Odd Pieces back in June. In the description, it … Continue reading Getting into some Puzzle Troubling

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How I Know That I’m an Auditory Person

Have you ever heard the terms “auditory learner” or “visual learner” in school? While we often hear the terms “auditory,” “visual,” and “tactile” applied to learning styles, they apply to much more than just that. I, personally, am an auditory person, meaning that I respond best to and identify most with sounds. Not sure exactly which type you tend towards? Never fear, because I’m about … Continue reading How I Know That I’m an Auditory Person