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I’ve shared before about my hometown, and how (metaphorically) scratching my number off the population sign changed my perspective of life in an itty-bitty farm town. It has been 1,190 days since I packed my entire life into the back of my dad’s pickup truck and took off for those big city lights. It took me overRead more

the sun shines bright

I came to you a barely eighteen, bright-eyed dreamer, determined to change the world. How little did I ever expect that the true change would come to me instead? To me you were an escape from the microscope of a small town, the first page of a new chapter in my life. You were a sparklingRead more

I’m not afraid to eat alone

I’m a little strange in that if you see me out eating somewhere, I’m most likely to be alone. People will look at me like I’m a leper, my friends will come and sit with me squealing about “why I would ever sit alone?”, and every once in awhile a stranger will give me aRead more