Amidst the chaos of life, it can be easy to take for granted the people who have helped us along the way. Thankfully, my mother has been there to guide me through life’s uncertainty; sit with me when I was sick, hold my hand when I was scared, and teach me to be a better person. The courage that she’s displayed…

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Just over a year ago, I was uncertain what I would be doing for that coming summer or for my final year of graduate school. Sadly, my cat passed away during a major application period, so I didn’t apply for as many summer internships as I intended. Additionally, because the fit of my current position didn’t feel quite right, I was also…

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It was the end of college, where I’d made so many friends and discovered who I was. My last final was late, and I was essentially alone in my residence hall. The past week alternated between studying and carting boxes back and forth to my mom’s house. Only a few things remained to load into my car before saying goodbye…

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I started my new job on a Monday in June. It was one of those hot, humid days; the type where the backs of your legs stick to the driver’s seat. As I was anxiously en route to work, unsure of the best roads to take, I noticed two women standing outside of a small, white house. One was middle-aged…

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This is Part 1 of this story; be sure to come back for Part 2! Garry and I had been married for a few years when we found ourselves sitting on a jet in the Tampa airport waiting to take off. From his window seat, Garry casually watched other planes taxiing on the runway to pass time. Out of the blue, he…

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