My Journey, pt. 2

By Julie | Mar 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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(All screenshots of messages are recreations of actual messages) There are few birthdays more special than an 18th birthday, and few people more special than my sister, Amy. I honestly hate to admit it, but just a week ago, as I peered at her from over the little flames atop her birthday cake, I knew […]

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My First (and Last) Valentine

By Julie | Feb 20, 2019 | 1 Comment
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(All screenshots of messages are recreations of actual messages) I think I can speak for most girls out there when I say that when a best friend texts you “Gurrrrrl,” you drop everything to see what’s up. Despite my attempts at being a studious sophomore in high school, when I got such a text from […]

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Valentine’s Day Is Not A Day About Couples

By Mari | Feb 13, 2019 | 2 Comments
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Every year, on February 14th, there is a certain group of people who are deeply reminded of a past year’s heartbreak, and every year a new set of heartbreaks occur. Or maybe people are reminded of love they think they will never have. Meanwhile, another group of people couldn’t be happier with their partner. There […]

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Looking Outward Together: a Romance in Retrospect.

By Marissa | Feb 4, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Most of what I knew about love and romance growing up I learned from books and watching daytime soap operas with my grandmother Mildred. It was all wind-blown hair in slow motion, passionate kisses, instant and overwhelming attraction – completely unrealistic. Throughout my teens I was always waiting for that, baited breath, hands clenched, waiting…

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3 Types of Love

By Julie | Feb 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Once upon a time, A boy gave me a rose. Its bright petals told me that he believed I could bloom, Its thorns told me that he could never be mine. I would always lie, “That is okay,” Yet I clutched his flower close to my heart, As I watched him walk away. “I love […]

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A Change of Perspective

By Mari | Feb 1, 2019 | 2 Comments
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High school is a time of transition. Most people in high school are trying to figure out what they want to do when they’re older and the type of career they want to pursue. Until two months ago, I thought I discovered my calling quite early. I loved working with computers, so I wanted to […]

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Hopeless Romanticism in Today’s Society

By Mari | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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When we were children, most of us were told by a parental figure or a teacher that we have the power to do whatever we want and be whoever we want to be. We are capable of anything we put our minds to. We are not worthless. We are not helpless. We are not hopeless.…

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My Journey, pt. 1

By Julie | Jan 18, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Typically, most of us don’t remember our Wal-Mart endeavors, especially from two years ago, but I will never forget a particular shopping trip in May of 2017. With a prideful skip in my step, my hair billowed in the breeze blowing from the powerful AC Units above the entrance, greeting me like the movie star […]

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