One of the greatest skills a person can have is the ability to reply, “I don’t know,” when asked a question. It might seem like a phrase unattached to…
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I used to think I needed a husband. There wasn’t any other option in my mind. I used to daydream about what he’d look like, how he’d sound, how he’d…
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Before today, I was feeling a lot of despair. I had trouble on my mind – endless anxiety and sad thoughts and nightmares that made it hard for me to…
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I don’t want to talk about my job, or lack thereof. I don’t want to think about my mental health. I don’t want to read another text message. I don’t…
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Last week, my girlfriend and I decorated a poster, and I watched in shock and horror while she quietly filled in block letters that read “GO!”. Whenever…
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At 3:30am on February 19th, I woke up in a chilly room in northern Ohio thinking about my great-great-great grandparents, their aunts and uncles, their…
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The song sparrows made a home outside my window long before I arrived. When I moved into my apartment in February 2020, I discovered their nest outside…
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When I was in middle school, I watched from the back seat as my mom pumped gas into her car. I saw her pause, then gasp as a dove landed on the hood of…
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