Sounds of the Seasons

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: / Silent snowfalls and crackling fires. / Skates gliding against ice, hands rubbing against one another. / The hectic rush of last-minute shopping.

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The Story About My First Scar

I must have been somewhere between the ages of seven and nine when I got my first scar. It is barely noticeable anymore, but I sometimes find myself staring at it. Do you ever just stare at your imperfections long enough until it blends in with the rest of your body, and then you’re reminded that it is essentially a part of you? Not just as a part of your body, but a part of who you are?

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Thank You

Just like the next person, my parents are the biggest influences to shape the person I am today. I celebrate the ways that we are alike as often as I do about our differences, and I have no idea what I would do without them in my life.

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Today’s the Day

Things I Have To Do Before Noon: / Get makeup and hair done, / Grab last-minute items, / Go over vows.

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Dog With A Blog

By the time she finally woke up, I was ready to go outside and play. She didn’t look excited to be up, but I really need to go to the bathroom, so I was hyped up to make my way to the back door. “Alright,” she said, smoothing down what she called her mini-‘fro, “Let’s go, children.”

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Sitting On A Park Bench

I noticed that you were in a hurry. / Thin, grey jacket halfway on, / Chestnut hair tousled, / Eyes on the watch on your wrist.

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The Golden Hour

I am a night owl, hands down; mornings just don’t do it for me. Hearing the words, “I need you to be ready by…” make me flinch. Hell, just hearing 6:00am sounds like a death sentence.

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This Is Your Life

I am the type of person everybody hates: I like to read ahead. I like to know what’s going to happen before it happens. You could assume that I don’t like surprises. But if you did, you would be wrong.

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On Top of the World

I don’t know if this sounds depressing or normal or what, but there are very few times in my life that I can think of as times when I felt like I was on top of the world.

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I Am A Rock

Both of my parents are very proud, stubborn people—as are most people in my family. If you were to ask anyone that knows me, they’d probably tell you that I’m more compliant than the rest. At least, I think they would, because I definitely think so.

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