A New Relationship

"It's been a long day without you, my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again."Charlie Puth I stared at the ring on my right index finger, five small diamonds in the shape of a star, gleaming in the sun shining through my car windows, and, not for the first …

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In My Blood

Help me, it's like the walls are caving in Sometimes I feel like giving up But I just can't It isn't in my blood"  -Shawn Mendes "It's not good, Megan…" It was all my mom's teary voice could get out, but it was enough to put a rock in the pit of my stomach. "What …

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A Flutter of Wings

It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wings can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world." -- Chaos Theory 11-2. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, this year seems to have been marked so far by a host of references back to the late nineties …

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Traveling Through Life

The Universe is always speaking to us... sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, look around, to believe in something more, something else." -Unknown I sipped my Belgian wheat beer, or "Weiss" beer as I'd been trained to say during my six days in Germany just before, and savored the malty …

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Summer Blog Series: Using Your Story to Propel You Forward

Enlightenment is growing all the time. It is not something that happens once and is then complete." -Rhich Nhat Hanh A million steps backwards -- that's what it felt like. I sat in my Chicago hotel room, picking at the room-service Caesar salad. My appetite had all but diminished the past two days, my mind …

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