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Thoughts on Excellence

I spent years caring so deeply that I couldn’t do anything.  I cared so deeply about trying to be excellent, trying to live up to an inner standard that I was crippled as a result.

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Why I’m Surprised

In the post about my follower count, I said something like “I’m actually somewhat surprised.”  Well, there’s a reason for that.  And I have to come clean.

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My Necessities

I always have my phone and my headphones with me.

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Mentally Stuck

A few weeks ago, I had a nervous breakdown.  It was bad; I couldn’t sleep at all.

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My Own Pet Peeves

I don’t like taking pictures.  I don’t think I ever have.

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Are Jinxes Real?

Back in December, I had my first ever cavity filled.

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If I were Dauntless

Yes, the title of this post is a reference to the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.

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Apathetic Numbness

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If I Had a Time Turner

If I could turn back time

If I could find a way

I’d take back those words that’ve hurt you, you’d stay

If I could reach the stars, I’d give ’em all to you

Then you’d love me, love me, liked you used to do.

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How I Stay Calm

When I first read 10% Happier by Dan Harris, I was still a bit skeptical about the concept of meditation.  It was intriguing, but I didn’t see how I could practically fit it into my life. School was my main priority.  It wasn’t until I crashed and burned my junior year that I knew I needed to do something.  My anxiety was too much.  So, I reread the book and actually started a meditation practice.  And it’s really helped me manage my anxiety.  It’s nice to know that I can do something to just take a timeout.  I’ve managed to work up to 20 minutes daily, and I’m hoping to increase that time.  I’ve made a new year’s resolution to meditate every day.  I think it’s a resolution I’ll keep.

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