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My Quarter Life Crisis: A Recap of 2015

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Two thousand and fifteen has been a life-changing year for me. I traveled for months, exploring parts of the world that I’ve only dreamt about. I’m currently teaching English in a village of a developing country and I traveled rough, mountainous roads of Tajikistan to get here. And I left a secure job and career I expected to pursue the rest of my life, in order to embark on the world of academia.

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Stop Complaining and Say What You Want to Say

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Saying everything I want to say is going to be hard for me because I tend to hide behind my writing. When I write, I become a different person. A more confident person. I get to edit and delete things, no one ever knows where I started and what my writing process looked like throughout, they just see the end result. Writing makes me feel safe. And I used writing as a shield for so long that now my thoughts get jumbled up when I do attempt to speak up. I’m not as eloquent as I feel in my head and I end up hardcore screwing up my intonation (like sometimes I yell when I don’t intend to yell and other times I awkwardly mutter things). It’s just easier for me to listen and respond, rather than talk and engage. I’ve gotten so used to this and hiding behind my writing, that I simply don’t speak up as much as I should or want to. I want to change that because saying what I want to say will increase my happiness levels. There’s one caveat: I need to speak my mind more and complain less.

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50 Simple Things that Make ME Happy

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People often say, if you think happy, you’ll be happy. With that in mind, I started thinking through things that make me really happy and came up with a list of 50. Some of these made me laugh, some made me smile, and just thinking this through immediately made me feel really happy! I felt rejuvenated to tackle my to-do list and hopefully I even spread some joy.

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