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29 Things I Learned in my 29th Year of Life

Every birthday, people love to ask me if I feel any different. As if the day of each birthday I grow another gray hair or develop a new wrinkle. In reality, the day of my birthday often feels just like the day before. Aging is more marked by big life events, new revelations, and dietary intolerances that my body seems HELLBENT ON DEVELOPING. Tomorrow, I … Continue reading 29 Things I Learned in my 29th Year of Life

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When I Grow Up, I Want to Be: Proud of Myself

In my kindergarten class, like many others, our teachers handed out a paper that read “When I grow up, I want to be _____.” We were tasked with filling out the form and probably coloring it, or something. I don’t quite remember this kindergarten exercise, but my parents have told me about it many times. On Back to School Night, when they came into my … Continue reading When I Grow Up, I Want to Be: Proud of Myself