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– fear is just another reason to try harder –

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How My Blog’s Name Came to Be

Thanks to Liz C., my creative dry spell has temporarily ended. She suggested that I do the 30 Days of Blogging Challenge. I know the challenge is almost over, if not over already by now, but I'm just going to... Continue Reading →

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Secret Door

When I was much, much younger, I "discovered" a "secret" door in my house. I thought I was so smart and mysterious—so much so that I told my cousin of my amazing discovery, saying how no one else knew about... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Afraid

Don't be afraid. That's my mantra. Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be afraid. Then: everything is okay, everything is okay, everything is okay.  This prompt really hit close to home because when I was younger, I was so afraid to speak... Continue Reading →

My Glitchy Phone

That moment where you're trying to hang up and your phone suddenly decides to stop working.  Sigh. My phone has been "glitching" for a few months now. One day, I tried to tap on the screen, and nothing happened. That... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Afraid

Don't be afraid. That's my mantra. Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be afraid. Then: everything is okay, everything is okay, everything is okay.  This prompt really hit close to home because when I was younger, I was so afraid to speak... Continue Reading →

Strangers With Memories

When I was younger, I became extremely close with someone in the after-school program I attended. K (that's what we're calling my friend) was a year older, but it felt as if we were the same age because we did... Continue Reading →

A Letter to My Past Self

Dear ten-year-old me,  First things first: Never stop dreaming.  You might lose sight of dreams in the future, stuck in reality. Reality is the truth, but dreams come true too. Now. On to the less serious topics. I really had time... Continue Reading →

Cancer

One of my close childhood friends got cancer at a very young age. My friend's family was devastated, and so was I. What hit me the hardest was how sudden it was. One day, we were laughing, talking, running around... Continue Reading →

Impatience and Circumstances

I, unfortunately, am a quite impatient person. Oddly enough though, I enjoy "tutoring" or helping younger students. I recently began tutoring a young student in English, or Language Arts. It started out well. We got along, and I was able... Continue Reading →

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