Thankful For You

One thing that you really need to understand about me is how protective I am when it comes to family—specifically my immediate family. The way I see it is that I can shit on them whenever I want to, because it’s my relationship with them, and I’ve seen just about every side of each and every one of them, to the point where I know them probably a little better than they know themselves.

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Halfway Happy: The Importance Of Compromise

Compromise—it’s something that we all must deal with in our daily lives. It’s unavoidable, really; it’s one of the few things that you need to be ready to discuss in any kind of relationship. And if you are used to getting your way, and having things handed to you all the time, learning about compromise for the first time is like one huge rude awakening.

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I Love You, I Hate You

Everything about you mesmerizes me. / Like when your eyes widen with excitement / It feels like lightning striking me, straight into my soul.

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Expectations vs. Reality

When I was sixteen, I honestly thought that I had my whole life planned out. I’d go all the way through grad school for psychology, fall in love at some point, graduate cum laude, get a great job as a family therapist, get married, have four or five kids, maybe publish a couple fictitious YA novels, have a house built from the ground up, and live happily ever after. That was the plan, and I was sure, at the age of sixteen, that it would come true for me.

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I Had A Weird Dream

I had a weird dream the other night, and it stuck with me. Usually, the only kinds of dreams that I remember the next day are nightmares, so I’m a little concerned.

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Setting Fires To Keep You Warm

Let me just start by saying that teenagers are really dramatic for no reason. I think that goes without saying, but the very first memory I think of when I think of campfires was one from my early teenaged years, and it was about a boy.

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That Thing

You know, I was always a very picky person; if you asked me what my “perfect” idea of a boyfriend/husband/whatever when I was a child (or even a teenager), I would have been able to tell you every little thing that I wanted. I can be really specific.

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All For One

In a really big way, I’m a selfish person—no doubt in my mind. I’ve found that over the course of my life, I’ve hated doing the whole sharing thing. And I know what your thinking, because everybody says it: sharing is caring. It’s not that I don’t care; I actually care a lot. I’ve shared my whole life, so ask me why it would matter so much if I stopped.

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A Little Girl’s Best Friend

When I was just a little baby, my parents went out and got the family a dog. The way that my mom explains it is that this little puppy won them over when she decided to pee right on my mom. She was perfect. And she was, for the most part. She was a Japanese Akita, and she was […]

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By The Wood

I’ve hear it over a million times before / “Eyes are the windows to the soul.” / Mine are similar to that of wood / after lighter fluid has been poured / before a match would set them on fire.

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