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    It is incredibly true when they say that time flies when you’re having fun. I was reacquainted with this truth when I recently traveled to New Jersey to visit my family and friends. My plane was scheduled to take off at nine in the morning and, to my surprise, I wasn’t nervous at all. Normally, ...
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    Home.   Home isn’t one person, one place, One thing that you have. It’s a compilation of memories, Of smiles, of feelings.   Home is a malleable substance, Changing until it finds its true form.   The person that makes you feel safe, The smell that reminds you of Christmas… That’s home.   The first ...
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    I have never considered myself to be the type of person with a plan. I, admittedly, dread being asked about where I see myself in the next five to ten years. My mind usually goes blank, and I completely freeze up when I am faced with this question. The fact is, it’s honestly impossible for ...
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    To A Parent…. What is sleep to a parent? I can tell you what it isn’t. It isn’t getting up six times a night with a three-year-old and a four-month-old. It isn’t staying up doing homework. It isn’t drinking coffee at 5 pm to pick your toddler up from childcare because if you didn’t, you’d ...
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    Growing Up   She is smart, say the graded papers spilling out of her school books. She loves to read, say the well worn books on the dusty book- shelf. She also enjoys writing, says the torn and ragged notebook. But creativity doesn’t come easy for her, says the forsaken sketch pad.   A baby ...
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    In case you didn’t realize it, Mother’s Day is two weeks away. I don’t need a special day to think about my mother or to call her. I do that all the time. Instead, Mother’s Day gives me an opportunity to share the amazingness that is my crazy, awesome mother. From childhood to adulthood my ...
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    Starting next week, I will be living long-term outside the tri-state area for the first time. I was born in New York City, raised in a small town in New Jersey, and for four years I went to college in the Hudson Valley in New York State. I am happy and excited about this development, ...
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    Olaf’s Frozen Adventure premiered on ABC Family earlier this month. With my Disney-crazy family, we obviously settled in to watch it that night. With great songs and our favorite Frozen characters, it was hard not to enjoy another addition to our favorite Christmas movies. For those who haven’t seen it (or don’t want to), the movie centers around everyone’s second favorite snowman, Olaf. After ...
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    The house is old, specks of dust float in the sunlight, dancing on the light beams. Memories of laughter, of children, of parents long gone, sing through my mind and heart, Bringing salty tears to sting my eyes. I can see my mother, tanned dark from Cherokee blood, leaning closer to caress my wet cheek. ...
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      This is an open letter to my best friend and sister who passed away this past February 2017. I wanted to write this letter to her and share the many emotions I have felt since her loss. She was someone so special whom I will always carry in my heart. However, since her passing, ...