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Cleaning & Reflection

Every winter when I come back home, I look through my old collections of letters, gifts, projects, art, and any miscellaneous item. I look through them (1) to throw some things away because I bring new things back; (2) to remind me where I come from, how far I have...

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Be Picky

This past week I had a had an important conversation with my roommate. I came home complaining about how dumb work was and how it had put me in a bad mood. She said to me "Doesn't one of your friends work there?" I said yes they do, but that they didn't seem to notice...

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Giving Thanks

Around this time of year we take time and really think about what in our lives we are thankful for. Many people say their family, that they have a roof over their head or food in their stomach, but I think I’m most grateful for having the opportunity to further my...

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Nothing Out of the Ordinary

I had never thought that I would have a rough semester, but we all do. Shockingly, I am okay with having a rough semester, but that is primarily because of the great support system I have made here in college. From the first day of the first semester I started...

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Looking Back on the Process–What I Wish I Knew

I applied for college around three years ago, in 2016. Looking back, the thing that sticks out the most to me is what I desperately wish I had done during my last years in high school. I honestly believe that more than half the battle goes into researching colleges...

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Lines

The sad truth is that I cannot always be there for my friends and families 100% of their time. It is true that I am one phone call away or simply right next door, but I may not always be available. I might just be napping, at work, in meetings, or away from my phone....

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Starting Over

As the semester comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to discuss some of the things I've had going on. It has been a difficult year as I've had some health issues that have permitted me from putting my all into my schoolwork. I've spent the past few months...

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Senioritis

The semester is coming to an end and unlike any other semester, it is moving fast. I am not sure how I feel about that. In part, I love being in school with all of my friends, but also I am feeling that academics are being a bit too much. Yet the fact that I am only...

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Giving Thanks

Around this time it's nice to be able to sit down and be thankful for the people who have helped me over my years at UT. First, my family, my Nonno has always been my biggest supporter and when I feel like I can't do it, he reminds me that I can. My dad has always...

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