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Too Late

I’m writing this post because I’m procrastinating on my current copywriting assignment. This is the current state of my affairs: I do productive things to put off other productive things. That isn’t a humble brag—I’m not that disciplined. I’m just that busy. And sleep is a necessary thing, apparently. (I keep trying to pretend it

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This is The Lake

Warm, hot wind. Waves licking the shore. The flash of an eagle’s wings against its white head and the blue sky. This is the lake. Unforgiving sun. The relief of the shade. The gentle rocking and leaning of the old, groaning dock. Generations of spiders’ webs and swallows’ nests in the paint-flecked eaves. This is

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The Stuff of Fairytales

You know what’s weird? The concept of soulmates. Did you know it originated from a tale told by Aristophanes about two-headed hermaphroditic giants? I didn’t either. You can thank Psychology Today for that fun fact. The idea that there is a person out in the world somewhere who is our exact match, our perfect complement,

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A Girl’s Guide to Asking for a Raise

Despite many vocal doubters, the gender pay gap is real. Women make less money than their male counterparts for the same work. There are decades and centuries of social conventions and constructions, sexist legislation and policies, self doubt, and oppression wrapped up in that truth—too many emotions, too much pain to attempt to fairly and

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Life Is For The Living

I am sitting on the beach in Barcelona. I am sitting on the beach, and for the first time in the three years since I outgrew my last one, I regret that I do not own a bathing suit. The day is warm, the water is clear, and I am surrounded by locals and tourists

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