One Breath

We made a lopsided circle, but with our eyes downcast we did not even notice. The building was quiet, except for one errant cricket that sang on, and the faint squeaking of the roof of the theater. Our teacher silently observed as the ten of us stood still, our eyes squeezed shut, and our arms gingerly placed on each other’s back. The only…

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How a Theatre Major Plans a Wedding

Less than a month ago, I got engaged. The week that followed my engagement was all things wonderful, sparkly, and new. After getting engaged I was caught up in the flurry of calling friends, and family, staring for hours on end at my ring, and looking at lots of pictures on Pinterest. But then one day I realized, with dread, that…

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Twenty-Six Letters

Attempting to learn a new language has plunged me, without an oxygen mask, into a swirling vortex of newness, and discomfort that I try to avoid in my daily life. I have been attempting, somewhat consistently, for the past few months to become proficient in my fiancé’s native tongue–Tongan. And this language baffles me unlike anything else. My brain gets twisted around itself as…

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The Significance of Sea Turtles

I always sit in the front row in class. Perhaps it is my perfectionist tendencies kicking in. Perhaps it is because I get too distracted by the other students when I sit behind them {did she get a haircut? What is he eating? Are they together? He’s falling asleep!}. In any case, my propensity to always sit in the front…

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Crumpled Schedule

This damp, and soggy day is the first day of school here at York College. And I cannot help but wish I could take the hand of every anxiety-ridden Freshman here, and give them a bit of comfort. I watch her as she anxiously marches her way across campus. Her new clothes stretch, and pull, and she sighs as the rain begins to…

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Words on Becoming Affianced

We hiked up a trail covered in white stones, and past a churning creek. It was a cool day, and I was keeping my eyes peeled for a moose. Warrior Man was distracted. At the top of the trail in a shady hollow, sitting on some monster rocks, beside the raging rapids he said some true, and sweet words–and beside…

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Four Wheelers: What They Taught Me About Love

A four wheeler can teach a girl a lot about her relationship with her fella. A four wheeler can teach a girl a lot about her relationship with her fella. Click To Tweet This past week Warrior Man, and I went on a crazy journey up a mountain, on a four wheeler, accompanied by Uncle, and Aunt on their own…

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Senior Year Tips for Homeschoolers

Recently, I was talking with a homeschooling mom who was confessing her anxiety when it came to her eldest daughter’s senior year. She was asking me about ACT tests, college interviews, and the like. This caused me to think back on my senior year, and the immense amount of stress I felt, and all the valuable lessons I learned. My…

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Fresh Towels

This summer after  finishing a job I loathed, and gambling for joy by pursuing other part-time jobs that I would love, I have found myself working a smattering of odd, and whimsical jobs that have filled me with peace, and taught me quite a bit. One of the jobs that I have been working, has been cleaning rooms for a…

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