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Embrace the Rejected

Nowadays, it’s so easy to criticize. It’s simple to dish out critiques online or even to look in the mirror and tear ourselves apart. Trends are so easily established and shared that it’s glaringly obvious when we aren’t participating in them, and social media has implemented this heightened mob mentality that sways our opinions before…

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It’s All Been Done Before

There are so many cop-outs we can use when we’re avoiding something. There’s not enough time. It’s too hard. I don’t have any good ideas. It’s simpler to keep on doing the same. I’m too busy. No one cares. It’s all been done before. This is the one that seamlessly waits in the wings of…

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Back to Basics

When I was in third grade, my teacher made an exciting announcement: we were able to submit our own creative writing to my school’s literary magazine. If our writing got picked, we would be published in the magazine available to the whole school. As you might be able to imagine, the thought of that left…

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Travel Oasis: Québec City

A few months ago, my mom and sister came to me with a proposition: the three of us going to Québec City with my sister’s school. They had a few extra slots, and my sister’s French teacher had offered them to my mom and I as chaperones. Normally, I would’ve thought about it for a…

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