to all the quiet girls,

I see you. Yes, you. Sitting silent between two conversations, whipping your head back and forth with each one, waiting for your chance, your nudge, your invitation. Not knowing when’s the time to speak up because every time you’ve tried before, someone’s always beaten you to it. Feeling like you might actually have something good…

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chasing authenticity

It’s the word that’s launched a thousand profiles: Authentic. Or should I say, HashtagAuthentic. At one time, it was a word as simple as genuine, honest, real, true. But now, there’s a backlash against it. Because as more and more people try their damndest to be “authentic”….more and more of us are learning to question…

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wild weeds, wild women

Weeds are a mystical sort of thing. Most people want to pull them up out of their gardens immediately, piece by piece. They’re a nuisance. A distraction. Uninvited, untamed, and ultimately unwanted. But what most people don’t see is that if you let them go, if you let them flourish as they are, they become…

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xxviii

28. I kind of can’t believe I’m actually 28 now, even though for some odd reason I’ve felt 28 all year. Now that I am, I’ll probably start thinking I’m 23 or something. ‘Course. But here I am, finally, at the halfway point between the start of this blog and the day I turn 30: Still…

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