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Attitude of Gratitude

I would like to think I am not a whiny person but the other day I realised how much I complain. I talk about the happy and positive things but I often find myself complaining more than I should. When someone asks me how I’m doing, somewhere in the midst of saying I am well and returning the courtesy, I drift into pessimistic conversation about the weather not being ideal or my lack of sleep from the previous night or…

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Why disappointment is actually good for you

People will disappoint you in life. Friendships you’ve had for years will fall apart. People you’ve looked up to will not always have your interest at heart. Strangers will not always be who they say they are. The loves of your life will change and often, you might even disappoint yourself with life choices and roads less taken. This will happen at home and at work.…

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Sunsets & sangrias

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A boy I once bore my heart to told me that he loved me but saw himself with someone else. That baffled me and cut me in places that hurt most. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally, acceptance — getting over love — the struggle is very real. Why does hearing no leave you with an aching heart and mind? Why does the lump in your chest make you feel so hollow?…

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Hello November

Fifty days to Christmas and a week over to the new year, this is my favourite time of the year. The days are getting long and the breeze is getting warm. As I walk down pathways covered in petals, the horizons are a blur. In the distance, I see a Christmas tree, golden and green. It is covered in lights, and wishes and dreams.…

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To the ships that sailed…

…what if? Maybe I have a type or maybe it’s just my luck. My past relationships started with the boys convincing me there was a chance for “us”, until I was totally sucked in and in love. That’s when things started to change. Turns out, once you’re over this “challenge” phase of any relationship, you get complacent because there’s nothing to chase. Unlike with relationships that just grow into something beautiful, some people simply love the thrill of the chase…

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The best people

No Strings Attached

Here's to my best people — at home and away — you encourage me to be a better version of myself everyday. You encourage me to wake up and love life. You teach me unconditional love. You show me what means to be family. You show me the meaning of true friendship. You lead me to the light.…

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Twenty-four and a half wishes

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The year went by in the blink of an eye. In the midst of two trying semesters, balancing work and trying to live it up as a twenty-something in this city of coffee and art, I find myself feeling optimistic again. Footpaths are covered in colourful petals from springtime, and the wind is warm. The skies are bright at nighttime, and the birds wake you up with their cheerful sing-song.…

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