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I Bought a Notebook

As the conventional wisdom goes, when one receives one’s first paycheck at a new job, one is entitled to one (1) frivolous purchase in the spirit of celebration. For my cousin Maria, a physical therapist, it was an expensive purse. For my best friend Sarah, a high school teacher, it was a bottle of wine …

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Ask for Help

One of the most helpful and reassuring lessons I’ve been learning recently is that there should be no shame in asking for help when you need it. For the longest time, I was living with the idea that I should be able to do everything myself, from accomplishing a task to overcoming a personal obstacle. …

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On Turning Twenty

Birthdays have always been a strange concept to me. They are simultaneously convenient and inconvenient. For one, they are a great for getting relatives to throw money at you without having to lift a finger. But they are also incredibly anticlimactic. One fundamental fact about you changes while the rest remains. But there is no …

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