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162. Pro-tip: It’s all fun and games until…

Have you ever seen one of those compilation fail!videos on Facebook or Youtube? They usually involve someone sailing along, doing something super cool and/or gravity-defying until suddenly, the Universe slaps them back to reality. They crash into a wall, or their man-bits get far too intimate with a metal pole, and we, the unassuming viewer,… Continue reading 162. Pro-tip: It’s all fun and games until…

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161. When you’re ready to find your voice…

I was talking with a friend today about how I felt I met them at just the right time in my life. I am a firm believer that sometimes, people cross your path when you truly need them the most. When you are down, when you need a new friend, or a new perspective, or… Continue reading 161. When you’re ready to find your voice…

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160. When you have a platform, use it…

I know that this reference may go over some of your heads, but back in the day, there was a time when Toby McGuire played Spiderman. And right before Uncle Ben dies, he says something to poor Toby McGuire that I think is really important. He says, "With great power comes great responsibility." Now, in… Continue reading 160. When you have a platform, use it…

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159. Pro-tip: Learn from the past, then look ahead.

It's almost that time, guys. Does anyone else feel like the last couple days have lasted a few months? The important thing, I think, is to learn from this year, but not to allow it to darken our doorstep in the future. 2021 will soon be upon us, and somehow, we're going to rise out… Continue reading 159. Pro-tip: Learn from the past, then look ahead.

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158. If you take a picture, it’ll last longer…

We've all heard that one, haven't we? I think in my case, I hear it more as a sarcastic remark than anything, but it has some merits beyond that if you really give it a moment of thought. Pictures are our way of documenting things. They are, at their base, nothing more than a pictographic… Continue reading 158. If you take a picture, it’ll last longer…

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157. Pro-tip: Know when it’s time to say goodbye… and not just to this crappy year.

It's almost that time, y'all. We've almost made it to the end of the year, and if yours has been anything like mine, you're probably exhausted, carrying on by sheer force of will simply because you can see the finish line just ahead. It's almost over... and hopefully, we can say a nice goodbye to… Continue reading 157. Pro-tip: Know when it’s time to say goodbye… and not just to this crappy year.

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156. Sometimes the scariest things turn out to be the most worthwhile…

I am going to let you all in on a secret: this year - or the last several months, at least - has been firmly in my, "this scares the shit out of me" box in real life. Let me unpack that box a little bit. I think we're all pretty well aware of the… Continue reading 156. Sometimes the scariest things turn out to be the most worthwhile…

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155. The important things this holiday season have nothing to do with ribbons and bows…

I know we all get excited when our favorite stores - SL or otherwise - have these big sales. We all flock there and try to get our favorite things. We wait for releases at special events and we get so excited. I am one of those people. Trust me. I literally just got back… Continue reading 155. The important things this holiday season have nothing to do with ribbons and bows…

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154. When you can’t find the beauty, you can make it yourself…

It's been a helluva year, hasn't it? Sometimes, when we feel at our worst, it's hard to see the brighter side of things. I speak here from personal experience, of course. I've talked a few times about how it feels to be down in the pits... and how it feels to rise up out of… Continue reading 154. When you can’t find the beauty, you can make it yourself…

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153. You can be yourself and still find your people…

The summer before I started high school, my dad got news that we were going to be stationed in Okinawa, Japan. So that May or June, we packed up our entire lives and got on a plane in the United States and got off the plan in Japan. And you know... at first, living there… Continue reading 153. You can be yourself and still find your people…