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Keepin’ it real in a world that’s not

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My friend, Alia, and I engaging in a deep conversation about the mysteries of the world. Actually, we were probably talking about ice cream but this post needs a picture, so here you go. (Berlin, Germany)
I’ve been told to “be myself” my entire life. Be myself? Of course I was going to be myself, how could I be anyone else? Well, it’s possible. Just ask anyone who was ever in middle school, or even worse, high school. I always thought I was doing okay in the “be your own person” department while I was making my way through school. I was a good kid: got straight As, stayed out of trouble, played sports, was the president of French club (no, I can’t speak French anymore), volunteered anywhere that would let me… I thought I was doing all of that for myself, because it made me happy. Wrong. I was doing it because it was what I was expected to do. So, be myself? I’m not so sure I was doing that as well as I thought I was. Continue reading “Keepin’ it real in a world that’s not”

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12 Life Lessons I Learned from Grey’s Anatomy

So, Grey’s anatomy aired the pilot episode exactly 12 years ago today. I haven’t been watching steady since 2005, BUT I clearly remember watching this first episode live… it was LIT for my eight-year-old self, let me tell you. In order for me to pay tribute to something that’s been in my life for so long, I decided to write about 12 things the show has taught me over the years, whether it’s from a character seeming to outsmart death more times than I can count or a character who wasn’t as lucky (RIP George O’Malley). So, here we go! Continue reading “12 Life Lessons I Learned from Grey’s Anatomy”