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The Why: Running to Stand Still

May 19, 2016 Writing  No comments


Collin was who he was: simple and easy.Me? I was jagged and complex. I wanted everything.And despite how he made me feel—safe. It was clear to me that we’d never work out in the end.That divide between us would always be there.Because I’d never ask him to give up on the things he wanted.And, while I sometimes wished I could be that person, I wasn’t.

Just seven more months. Then Jamie Benson can leave this goodbye town behind her and start her new life in Chicago. She can leave this place of broken glass and cracked sidewalks and rusted fences. This place where nothing good ever comes from. She can

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The things I learned in 2015 & anti-resolution experiments for 2016

January 6, 2016 LifeWriting  No comments

2015 was a year of tremendous growth, movement, and discomfort. I think I learned more in those 365 days than in the entire four years of high school. Well, at least, for myself as an adult human person trying to navigate the world. 


I learned a lot about fear and guilt. And letting shit go. 

I learned a lot about trusting myself. And trusting the process. 

I learned a lot about who I am at the core - past all the obligations and expectations and baggage.

I learned that, hey, I am an artist. And I need to just accept this already because this back-and-forth shit is getting old. 

The past year has been a lot of chipping away at old, useless things and stripping away all the bullshit. 

And I needed to get to this place where, no matter

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