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Be a Jordan

Be a Jordan

Last week, my best friend moved away. It was something that had been in the works for a few months, but actually having the move come and go has been rough for me. In the time since my friend confirmed the move would be happening, I’ve thought about our friendship a lot – how it started, why it works, and how it developed into the greatest friendship I’ve had, bar none. After spending a lot of time with each other,…

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Season of the Storm

Season of the Storm

This past week, we had a pretty intense storm roll through town. Rain noisily peppered the rooftop of the warehouse I work at, thunder boomed throughout the day, and the wind howled with threats of a tornado. While the storm paused for a few moments, it persisted through the majority of the day. I feel like that storm accurately depicts my life right now. Real talk, the phase I’m in hasn’t been the easiest. Between work, school, and church, I…

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False Voices

False Voices

My senior year of high school, I had to make a short movie for my AP Literature class. I recruited my then-girlfriend and another good friend and proceeded to make one very terrible movie. Honestly, the only good part about that movie was the time spent with friends while making it. At some point, we decided to watch some of the footage. Then-girlfriend made a comment about how she hated how her voice sounds in recordings. I thought she sounded…

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Gimme a Break

Gimme a Break

Have you ever been burnt out on something you love? Whether it’s an activity, hobby, or job, the knowledge that you’ve lost the passion for that special thing sucks. I recently had an encounter with this type of situation and it was a rough patch to go through. I’m pretty heavily involved in my church and have been for a while now – today actually marks my 3 year serve-aversary. I started volunteering in our kids department and now I…

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Happy SAD!

Happy SAD!

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The holiday you either love or love to hate. The day where it is acceptable for you and your significant other to unabashedly broadcast your love to the world or the day you are reminded you are alone and have no one to love and no one to love you and you’ll be forever alone because you suck and, oh God, what’s the point of it all… Want to guess which side I’m on? This idea of…

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Distract Yourself

Distract Yourself

I tend to have a one-track mind. If I have an idea I’m passionate about or if there’s something that absolutely needs to be done, I won’t rest until that thing has been taken care of. While this is a nice quality to have when it’s time to get stuff accomplished, it does have some negative side effects. For example, when my focus lands on something it shouldn’t, I tend to send myself into a downward spiral. When someone hurts…

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Execute the Idea

Execute the Idea

Early last year, I had an opportunity to join a group that would allow me to flex my writing muscles. Talk of this group had been floating around for a couple of months and the prospect of working with this group excited me. Once we get to the point where the team is formed, we have our first meeting. The vision is cast, the goals established. We’ve got a place to share ideas, a system for how writing and editing…

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No Such Thing as a Boring Story

No Such Thing as a Boring Story

For the longest time, I didn’t really like my story. When an opportunity arose for people to share their stories, I rarely volunteered my own. It’s not that I felt ashamed of my story, of what I had done in the past. In fact, that was part of the problem – I thought my story was boring and forgettable. So you know where I’m coming from, here’s my story: I grew up in a Christian home in a town 30…

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Panic! From the Car Keys

Panic! From the Car Keys

Whoever designed the panic button for my particular set of keys did a great job. The button’s placement allows for easy access to frighten and ward off any potential criminals. Unfortunately, this placement also means I constantly scare myself with the blaring alarm of my own car. I honestly don’t think it’s possible for me to go a week without hitting the stinking thing on accident. After all these constant scares over false alarms, I’ve grown to detest the sound…

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