The Get Honest Project: I Am a Sponge (and so are you!)

Truth be told, we aren't always as complicated as we make ourselves seem. Many things in life, in fact, are quite simple although we like to complicate them. So today, I thought I'd make a comparison between us and something very simple: sponges. By nature, we can be very similar; much like sponges in water, we …

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I. Reframing My Mindset: Reading Can Be Bad

Picture this: a beautiful painting is hanging on a wall. The colors are just right and the scene is idyllic. It's an eye-catcher as soon as you walk into the room. But the frame is all wrong. It's too bulky and cumbersome. It weighs the painting down and overshadows its beauty. In order to maximize …

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Writer’s Oasis: Topic // Wordsmiths

Blacksmiths. Shoe smiths. Wordsmiths? I first heard that term in my undergrad senior seminar. My professor put it so eloquently that I wouldn’t do it justice in a recreation, but that one word really stuck with me. Wordsmith. We cultivate words to create something beautiful. We’re experts in wordcraft, composing exposition just so that it …

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