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Chaos during COVID

I read a quote recently that simply stated, “chaos makes the muse.” This hit me in a way I didn’t expect. Lately I have felt like my life has just been constant chaos, uncertainty and emotional turmoil. This, as for many, was sparked by COVID-19, but continued to seep...

The enneagram explanation

I fell in love with the enneagram test about a year ago after a friend told me to check it out. This test essentially puts into words the thoughts and emotions you have been trying to explain for years. It also explains your relationships with other personality types. I...

Books to read now

The following are some of my favorite books recently. They are uplifting and offer advice for personal growth. Let me know what I should read next! Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand This French novelist has a writing style that is perfect for a beach read...

The biggest lessons I’ve learned from anxiety

I knew I wanted to write today, but about what was the daunting question. I always thought looking up writing prompts was a cop out, but today I see how beneficial they are. They can spark the thoughts that are buried in your mind trying to make their way...

Top 5 ways to conquer solitude

The following are my top 5 ways to remain calm and collected during this new season of solitude. I would love to know what passions you rediscovered during this time! Consume inspirational content Many of our days are spent trying to fill them during this time of isolation. Instead...

Give yourself a chance

Have you ever assumed you would be terrible at something before you even attempted it? I always assumed I would be horrendous at all art because I cannot draw images even remotely resembling reality. My mindset was changed by a conversation with an elderly artist the other day. We...

Late from lunch

This holiday season brought new memories, lots of reminiscing and words of wisdom that can be heard only from the mouths of your eldest relatives. My great aunt and uncle are approaching 90 years of age and though their health may be declining, their minds are reaching maximum capacity....

Closure (or lack thereof)

The idea of closure is one that can be both comforting and daunting at the same time. Closure can offer a promising goodbye and an introduction to a world you’ve never seen before. In the same breathe it can also be the end of a former life and the...

Going part-time

Much of my life thus far has been spent full-time. Whether I was a full-time student, barista, or writer, I put every ounce of my energy into life. Living your life full-time is exhausting. It can lead to burnout before you even recognize whats happening. Recently, I decided to...

Death before decaf? My year without caffeine

My first and all-time favorite job was working as a barista at a local coffee shop. However this job included two stipulations- 1. I was destined to be a coffee snob forever and 2. I would become addicted to coffee. I could drink two shots of espresso at 9...
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