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When Life Gives You… A Torn Ligament

When Life Gives You... A Torn Ligament
September 18, 2016

It was an indescribable feeling. To say I was in agony was a complete understatement. My leg was throbbing so hard I swore I could feel my heart beating inside it, and there was a sheer striking pain shooting...

I Found Who I Am

I Found Who I Am
April 25, 2016

I was always known as the athlete. That’s the one label in my life I was undoubtedly sure of. Growing up, just like everyone else, I was constantly changing and maturing. I never fully knew who I...

I don’t need easy, and I don’t need you

I don't need easy, and I don't need you
April 25, 2016

There are many things in life that I am not particularly fond of. I hate when people chew with their mouth open, I loathe feet, I dislike my roommate’s loud bird, and I hate when people call me Elaine. But...

Back to the 2-wheeler

Back to the 2-wheeler
April 7, 2016

Five years old was the year. It was the year I became a “big girl.” I was now starting school as a big bad kindergartener. This was the year I would learn my telephone number by heart, and even...

Somewhere Up There

Somewhere Up There
March 20, 2016

Cancer. That six-letter word is more deathly to me than a loaded gun pointed at my face. To this day, I still don’t understand why cancer exists, why God allowed this disease to come into play, and...

She’s my Mini-Me: Chinese Edition

She's my Mini-Me: Chinese Edition
February 22, 2016

I always wanted a sister, heck even a female cousin would do. Something to balance out the amount of testosterone in my family. I grew up with an older brother, Teddy, and two younger first cousins,...

I Don’t Love Like You Do

I Don't Love Like You Do
February 15, 2016

The night before Valentine's Day, this guy that likes me texted me and asked me to be his Valentine. My immediate response was, “What does that even entail?” (Yea, I was saying it with a bit of a snarky...

Boys in Blue: Take 7

Boys in Blue: Take 7
February 8, 2016

Last week, I was closing down this quaint Tarrytown bar I work at. It was about 12:30 in the morning and for a bartender, that’s actually a pretty early time to be locking up. I was turned away from...

A Dude Can Be My Best Friend

A Dude Can Be My Best Friend
February 1, 2016

I was a tomboy. I was the girl who didn’t feel girly. The girl who didn’t look girly. The girl who didn’t act girly. I wore jeans and raggedy t-shirts I had acquired over the years. Basketball...

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