Tag Archives: 20-something

On Overcoming Comparison

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“Managing everyone’s expectations is exhausting.”

This sentiment came to me at a random point yesterday while in my room. I can’t even pinpoint what happened that led to this thought but I guess it’s just a thought that tends to linger silently in the background. Like when the air conditioner is on but you don’t notice that it was making a sound until it turns off.

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Hello 24 – Flexibility, Rock bottom, and welcoming the new

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Change comes whether you’re ready for it or not.

I feel like life has been repeatedly giving me lessons in change and flexibility. Both recently and just throughout my life in general. For some reason life wants me to get comfortable with the idea that I don’t have ownership or control over everything despite my desire to.

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Leaving the door cracked

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“If I’m not the one for you, you gotta stop holding me the way you do.”
– Adele, Water under the bridge

Love is an amazing thing. It’s said to have the ability to change our brain chemistry. We get hooked on love like a drug addict and latch on to our lover for dear life. Like we need them more than food, water, and air. They become our source of happiness and meaning.

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Waiting

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Waiting has to be one of the more excruciating and mundane acts that we take part in from day to day as members of the human race.

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Stop This Train

I’ve been listening to John Mayer’s Pandora station for the past couple of weeks and it is like the perfect mellow vibe that I’m going for right now. One of the John Mayer songs that I’ve been listening to pretty much on a daily basis is “Stop This Train.” If you haven’t heard it, definitely give it a listen. I love its message and it’s got the signature Mayer catchiness that is to be expected.

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Our Gift

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Each of us is guaranteed to be better than anyone else when it comes to AT LEAST one thing. We are all born with this guarantee. This skill or trade, some may say. This skill is innate to us. We don’t really have to try at it, or so we are told. It comes naturally and it is unique to all of us.

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Perfection

“Perfect is just another way of saying ‘not finished.'”

That’s what my cousin said to me last night as she was giving me a dose of tough love when I told her I was drained and decided to bow out of completing an application for a fellowship program which was due today at noon and was an AMAZING opportunity.

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Your glitter is waiting for you

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As people who are alive, I’m going to make a lofty assumption and assume that we have all fallen victim to the siren most commonly known as the past.

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Focus

I’m convinced that all you need to succeed in life is a little ambition, some education, and A LOT of focus. Not just regular focus either. Laser-sharp focus on what it is you’re trying to accomplish. Once you’ve got the focus, everything else seems to fall into place in due time.

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Embracing change & escaping the trap of others’ perceptions

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As a person who’s been working on improving myself and learning from past mistakes to get better results, I’m no stranger to the perils of feeling trapped in another person’s memory of a previous version of myself.

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