Take a Break

 In 2016, over half of Americans failed to use all of their paid vacation time! That’s insane to think about! Fifty-four percent is a lot of people, and if you were one of them, you might want to rethink how you use this year’s paid time off. You may think that if you step away from your job for a …

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Winning the Race

Have you ever watched a track meet? During these competitions there are tons of athletes who compete in their various events. And because there are so many different events, there’s something there for everyone. The field part of “track and field” is made up of people like shot putters, javelin throwers, discus throwers, pole vaulters, long jumpers, triple jumpers, and …

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Getting Past Fear

I love Disneyland. It really is “the happiest place on earth,” at least for me. Whenever I go there, I can leave my worries at the gate, and just have fun. I get to see the characters from my favorite shows and movies, and the rides and the shows, put me in such a good mood that it leaves me …

Learning From Past Mistakes

I started playing basketball at a young age. When I was a kid, I did it just for fun. I wan’t really concerned about making the most baskets or getting the most steals. All I cared about was having fun with my friends. My parents also didn’t let me eat junk food, so I would get particularly excited for game …

Pushing Past Uncomfortable

There’s something comforting about monotony. When your life is monotonous you may not feel inclined to change it. Nothing exciting may ever happen, but nothing bad happens either. You’ve chosen to play it safe because when you do that you’re not going to get hurt… Right before I was about to start kindergarten, I went over to my godfather’s house …

Baby Steps

Have you ever watched a baby learn how to walk? Witnessing this take place is one of the cutest things that you’ll ever see. First they’ll start to pull themselves up with the help of various objects. If the couch is low enough then they’ll try it there. Basically, anything that’s low enough for them to grab is fair game. …

Pushing Past Impatience

Are you an impatient person? I know I am! I don’t want to wait for anything. When I’m walking behind or driving behind someone who’s too slow, I want to scream! So I ultimately end up just moving around them. One of the reasons I don’t like cooking (other than the fact that I’m no good at it) is because …

Keeping Enough For You

Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”? It’s a pretty good motto to live by in my personal opinion. In essence, it’s telling you how important it is to take care of yourself. In this metaphor, you’re the cup. And on the inside of the cup is the liquid. The liquid is all of …