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What Are Your 110s?

Photo Credit: Alexander Redl, Unsplash.com Growing up, much of my identity was rooted in athletics. If you were to have asked me who I am, I would've said a football player and a wrestler. Beyond simply being activities I did, these were ways my character manifested themselves in the material…


Is Getting It Right Keeping You From Getting It Done?

Photo Credit: Giulia Bertelli, Unsplash.com Accepting Nothing Less There's a lot of romanticism that surrounds the idea of being single-mindedly driven towards our goal. We applaud and idolize stories of people who relentlessly pursued their dreams until the world yielded what they demanded. I'm…


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FOMO: Focus On My Own

Photo Credit: Galen Crout, Unsplash.com I was quite lonely at the beginning of high school. I spent a lot of Saturday nights sitting at the desk in my room, fantasizing about the party I was missing. It made me feel a couple variations of sadness. One, for missing out on the amazing time I was sure…


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Round Dates Don't Work

Photo Credit: Eric Rothermel, Unsplash.com So it’s the first of the month, or New Year’s day, or some other nice, clear point in time. Today's the day, you’re going to be up off the couch, eating right, and dropping that nasty smoking habit. Today's been coming closer and closer, looming like a…


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Build Me Up

Photo Credit: Matheus Ferrero, Unsplash.com #Fail Self-deprecation's certainly in style. It seems that there's even a certain amount of pride in it, a one-upmanship to whoever has the best down. #fails and other self put-downs run rampant in both interpersonal and online interactions. No matter the…


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Choosing Boredom Made It Less Boring

Photo Credit: Soroush Karimi, Unsplash.com While it's true that technology has greatly improved the baseline quality of human life, it hasn't come without its concessions. An increasing access to technology has been mirrored in an increasing dependency on it. Think about the last time you were…