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Thank you to all the extroverts who have ever adopted me

Growing up, I was a shy kid. Not entirely avoidant or especially socially inept, but more… timid and reserved (why isn’t there a good antonym for outgoing?). If anything, from carefully observing the interactions of my peers, I figured out … Continue reading

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When were you going to tell me?

As I boarded the bus departing Ithaca last Saturday, my mother called after me, “Why do you always leave so soon? … Don’t forget to call home often! Call me if anything happens. Have a safe trip!” I rolled my eyes and looked … Continue reading

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[im]perfect, [in]secure

There was a moment, about a month ago, when I felt like a hypocrite. I was giving advice to a friend who had hit a low point in an abusive relationship. While the details of her life are not mine … Continue reading

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Vulnerable to “win or lose”

Last night I had a long Skype conversation with one of my best friends. Much of our conversation revolved around vulnerability, specifically emotional vulnerability in personal and romantic relationships. We debated whether or not all romantic relationships were necessarily (to some … Continue reading

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Why I whine

Why is it that the people we care most about are always the ones that we pester the most? Friends are always there for friends, but I often feel as if I’m taking advantage of someone when I ramble on … Continue reading

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