My favorite person is gone

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” – Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach.  When I look at who I am as a person,  I […]

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Thrown to a Campfire at Camp

Being “thrown back” is something I’ve always really loved and really hated. thrown back: when you’re brought back to a different time because of a memory, song, place or feeling. Today I was thrown back to evening campfires at Camp Orkila. I was just sitting in my bed at school, writing a paper about Aldo […]

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Arriving in Eastsound

I nervously walk up to the ticket booth. The lady doesn’t smile at me as I stutter, “O-one ticket to Eastsound please.” She took my debit card, swiped it and gave me a ticket. I returned to the airport-like row of chairs that my parents and Keenen are sitting on. As I approach, my parents […]

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Essena O’Neill

Yesterday on my Facebook I ran into a post about a former Instagram model. I clicked on i because it looked interesting. Boy, was it ever interesting. This is the original link I clicked on: Elite Daily If you have any social media accounts, read this article. If you don’t have any social media accounts, read […]

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The Point of Everything

Recently I’ve been questioning a lot of things. I don’t readily accept why I’m at school. Or why people younger than me are in long term relationships. Or how trains get the stuff out of them when they get to where they are going. Or why racism is still such a large issue. Mom: “We […]

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Shittiest (and Best) Thursday

So, today sucked. Monumentally. I had applied for a huge scholarship a few weeks ago and written a few essays in order to make it to the final round – an interview. I felt good about the interview, which was on Tuesday, but you never really know what committees are looking for. Got an email […]

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