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“She was always consistent and she did so well. Always smiled.” — Candance Lentini Hi, It’s me. And heck yeah I smile a lot. I smile so hard my cheeks hurt. I smile when my heart aches and sometimes even smile harder than my darker thoughts. I get this question a lot you know. Why […]

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To the Girl Who is Always Smiling

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo by Ewan Robertson on Unsplash I have been meaning […]

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That Odd Story

“Dear Stress, Let’s break up.” — Me Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I read these words at the beginning of my week and they stuck with me for the remainder of my week- ‘Let me remind you that you’re loved. Your family would die for you, your friends would do anything to make you […]

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Stressed Out

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it ” — Lou Holtz Photo by Camille Orgel on Unsplash I haven’t written in this section of the blog in a while, and honestly, I missed writing on here. This section is different because it has always acted like my personal […]

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Burnt Out

“And suddenly you just know its time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings” — Anonymous Photo by Anomaly on Unsplash Starting afresh is not new to me. In fact, for the past couple of years, that’s what I have done. Since I moved to the United States to begin college, my […]

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Life Lately: New Chapters

“Nothing will work unless you do” — Maya Angelou Photo by Jess Watters on Unsplash I might just tear my head off if one more person asks me about my plans after graduation. The idea of graduating is scary enough; I doubt I need everyone around me to keep reinforcing that I apparently have no clue […]

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Overwhelmed… but in a Good Way