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What You Don’t Learn in School

What You Don’t Learn in School

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Grades have always been important to me. I started taking college classes at the age of 15, and (finally) had my first summer off from classes just this past year. 144 credit hours later, I have a bachelor’s degree, and am two semesters shy of my second one. In my time at college, I have earned 35 A’s, 8 B’s, and 1 C. And I can tell you without a shred of doubt, that that one C taught me more than my 35 A’s and 8 B’s. Without further ado, here’s the tale of a princess sitting in her kingdom without a care in the world, only to become a damsel in distress. (Don’t worry, the story has a happy ending. And it’s also not that dramatic.)

My Story

My Story

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I have been wanting to write this post for a long time now, but I never really felt that push to write it…until now. Recently, I came across a girl’s blog. I noticed straight away how similar we were: both southern, both blondes, both attending SEC universities, and both come from good families. Then I read it. The most striking similarity of all. My stomach dropped and my throat locked up. Because we are both survivors of an abusive relationship.

#Thankful for Safe Rooms

#Thankful for Safe Rooms

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ο»Ώ In all honesty, I’ve never really given safe rooms much thought. However, after all of the pure hatred I’ve seen from people surrounding this election, I can safely say (no pun intended) that on this Thanksgiving holiday, I’m eternally thankful for the safe rooms in my life.

How to: Survive the Offseason

How to: Survive the Offseason

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The Chicago Cubs’ World Series win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday marked a historical moment for the franchise. But it also marked a terrifying realization: We are now officially in the offseason. That’s right, we’ve entered that time of year again. No college baseball, no minor league baseball, and no major league baseball. No sounds of a ball cracking against a bat, no 7th inning stretch, and no ballpark food. Scary right? But no worries! I came up with a list of five things to keep you busy (or somewhat sane) during the offseason.

Field of Angels

Field of Angels

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"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within ...

Life Update: Version 2.0

Life Update: Version 2.0

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Updates. In our vastly technological world, we're so accustomed to hearing this term (I'm looking at you, ...