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Where I Am

Where I Am

Earlier this week marked the 5th anniversary of my high school graduation. Those 5 years have flown by and a lot has happened to me in that span of time. With this milestone in life has come a lot of reflection on these past few years. Honestly, it’s pretty easy to look at where I’m at in life and not feel happy with where I’m at. Most of the people I graduated high school with are now graduating from college….

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Bigger Than Me

Bigger Than Me

We’re all on a quest to find satisfaction. This need to find something that makes us feel alive is so deeply ingrained in us that we will go to any length to obtain that satisfaction and hold on to it for dear life. For me, the most fulfilling form of satisfaction comes from being part of something bigger than me. Like most folks, I want to see the world change. But it goes deeper than just some hopeful wish for…

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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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2016 In Review

2016 In Review

For many, 2016 has been a crazy year. I know many people who are quite ready to send 2016 to rest, hoping for a better 2017. As for me, this year has been a very interesting one. I think this year brought more big changes to my life than any other. It’s been a year of highest highs and lowest lows. In saying that, the first few months of 2016 weren’t terribly eventful – just business as usual. My life…

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Not a Christmas Exclusive

Not a Christmas Exclusive

The past few years, I’ve had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve lost the childhood joy that comes from this time of year or maybe I’ve just lost sight of what Christmas is about through the thick veil of commercialism. Regardless of the cause, this lack of all things merry and bright has plagued my mindset about the greatest time of the year for far too long. So when I went…

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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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