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On Living an Alternative Life

Tweet So I said, “I don’t wanna be alone forever But I can be tonight I don’t wanna be alone forever But I love gypsy life I don’t wanna be alone forever Maybe we can see the world together I don’t wanna be alone forever But I can be tonight, tonight” One of the things […]

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The Year of Discomfort

Tweet New Years resolutions don’t really mean much to me. Everyone seems to make these grand, sweeping declarations like “I’m going to get into shape!” or “I’m going to live in the moment!” without any practical ways to do it. I am just as guilty, of course. Past resolutions have been items like “visit 10 […]

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On Falling Without a Net

Tweet For a few years now, people have asked me what I do for a living. I mumble about blogging and writing and they follow up with, “So you do that full time?” The answer was always no, as I had a few side jobs to make ends meet. This included a job for a […]

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On Guilt and Apologies

Tweet I’ve always been called a worrywart. Anxious. Guilty. I’m full of emotion at any given time. There’s always a voice in the back of my head thinking, “Did I say something stupid? Does everyone hate me?” People make jokes about Catholic guilt, but I have non-denominational guilt. Sociopaths are people who feel no sort […]

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How Travel Saved Me

Tweet The Caroline of 2002 is a shell of who I am today. If I saw her, I’m not sure I would recognize her. She spent the first few days of trips to Paris and London in the darkened hotel room watching television and hardly eating. She wouldn’t try new dishes and avoided leaving her […]

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On Finding My Confidence

Tweet As an INFJ, I’ve never been someone who felt at home in the spotlight. When I was in high school theater, I always worked behind the scenes or in small roles. In leadership roles in college organizations, I did the same. So I guess it makes sense that I would start a blog where […]

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