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{DREAMS AND CALLINGS PART 2} surrender

  Surrender has always perplexed me. I mean, how do you just…stop fighting. Stop trying. Give up—willingly. It’s like one of those trust test things, where you’re blind folded and have to fall back into someone.   I like to pull lessons out of things that happen in my life. And for the past month, I’ve been thinking: what have I learned from changing WIPs? What…what was God trying to teach me there? (a necessary thing to figure out if…

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{DREAMS AND CALLINGS} the best is yet to come

  This time last year, I was still a ballet dancer. I haven’t talked about it much in a long while, but I’m suddenly remembering where I was July 2016: dancing literally 24/7 and aiming for a career as a professional dancer.   I wrote a more in-depth post on this in December, but, long story short, I got injured and had to stop dancing. And — trust me — when you stop doing something that you’d been doing nonstop…

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{STORIES ARE POWERFUL}

just ignore the fact that none of my pictures ever have anything to do with the actual post 😛   Stories change us.   As readers of them, we’re effected by what happens to the characters, the struggles and trials they go through. Most of us don’t sit down to read a novel expecting to learn something; we’re looking for enjoyment.   Or, as C.S. Lewis quotes:   We read to know we are not alone   I could ramble…

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To My Fellow Dreamers

Picture from Pinterest  This has been on my mind a ton lately as I go around and read and comment on other bloggers’ posts. I just keep stepping back and realizing: wow, this is incredible. What is? You guys. All of us. This community of teenagers and young adults writing, blogging, reaching, dreaming. Think about it. Not everybody does this stuff. Not everybody sits down for several hours and grinds out a blog post every week or so for someone…

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Write From Your Heart

I know: February (and Valentine’s Day) is over, so technically I should have posted this last month. However, this has been on my mind so much that I needed to write it. YOUR VOICE   You have a voice. Everyone has their own unique voice in whatever they’re doing, their own unique style in how they do things. Take writing for example: some people love to use lots of action and dialogue tags; I like to use lots of imagery…

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