Hopes for 2015

Earlier tonight, while getting Martin to bed, I was contemplating the year. Not just 2014 or 2015, but the idea of the year. I’m about to head into my last year of my 20’s, which seems young to some but quite old to others. I was thinking how when I was in elementary school, anything over 18 seemed old. Once I was 18, anything over 55 seemed old, and here I am, almost 30, and 55 doesn’t seem quite as ancient as it used to. In fact, my parents are over 55, and they don’t seem old to me most of
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Let’s Be Honest – Election Day Blues

Image from extratv.com I’m not an overly political person. I will always take advantage of my right to vote every 2-4 years. However, you will rarely, if ever, see me start a conversation or maybe even participate in a conversation about politics. I don’t do this because I’m uneducated on politics and think they’re stupid. Well, I am pretty uneducated on them, but out of choice rather than out of ignorance. I don’t participate because it’s not worth my time nor does it accomplish anything except to encourage spite and enmity between individuals. I don’t keep up with politics for
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Let’s Be Honest – Habits

I’m 26-years-old and I still bite my fingernails. I’ve never once used fingernail clippers on them. Never. I like my bad habits. I like biting my nails, chewing gum at all moments, and putting my elbows on the table during dinner. There is something comfortable about our own habits. While they may be unacceptable or social faux pax, they are familiar, comfortable, and homey. Isn’t that why we don’t give them up —why we won’t give up picking at scabs, constantly checking our phones for new updates, or twirling our hair? They are our comfort. It’s what we do when we’re
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