Hello 2015…Farewell 2014.

Hello 2015. Nice to finally meet you. I’ve got a few words I’d like to say to you, but before I do, I’d like to bid adieu to 2014.

Dear 2014,

You were a pain most of the time. I’m the youngest kid in my family, but from how my brothers describe me, you are like an annoying little sibling. You pestered me, made me put up with your shenanigans, you got me in trouble, and despite my aggressive threats you never left me alone. Continue reading “Hello 2015…Farewell 2014.”

Inspire: My Word of the Year.

Have you ever felt alone? Tired? Undeserving? Afraid? Have you ever questioned the very essence of life? Asked yourself “Why”? Wondered if hope actually existed?

Yeah me too.

The moment someone first said that to me, I was inspired. The first time they said it and I actually accepted it, understood it, believed it, I was inspired. The first time I realized I wasn’t the only one, I was inspired.
This person that first inspired me, I don’t think they realize it. But from that day forward, all the people I inspire, they are inspired not only by me, but also the person who inspired me in the beginning. It’s a never-ending cycle of inspiration. Let me repeat that: A never-ending cycle of inspiration.

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Just Breathe.

Life is always moving and changing. It can be hard to keep up. It occupies our minds. Sometimes I feel like I need to remind myself to breathe. As if I need to had a scheduled time labeled “Emma’s Breathing Time”. With so many other thoughts on my mind–school, friends, grades, activities–I often times forget the things that are right in front of my face. I stop cherishing the good moments, because I’m too focused on making those moments happen for the future.

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