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Being Bullied By Life….

Hi, I’m Alayna, and I’m a victim of bullying. No, I’m not a teenager. I’m an independent, vivacious woman who realises high school was literally half a lifetime ago, and should have more important things to worry about than who says what and why. Also, the perpetrator of these disruptive acts isn’t a person, place, […]

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“Positive Thinking Is For Suckers!”

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” —George Eliot NOTE: You can either read my snarky rant about positive thinking, or you can just read this awesome article that inspired it. Or you can read both, but depending on how positive you are, you may […]

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On “Being Yourself”, Extraordinarily…

“I had internalized messages during my youth—messages of being too big, too loud, too passionate.I had been told by my experiences that people stayed around longer if you made your needs as brief and palatable as possible, and then went about your day becoming exactly who they need you to be. I remember the exact […]

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A Year Of Journal Prompts, And Assorted Ideas…..

Earlier this month, I came across a great book called 365: A Year Of Journal Prompts, and promptly added it to my Kindle. It was one of my intentions this year to focus on my writing as something I like to do, rather than something I need to do, which is often what I feel […]

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Manic Pixies (Calling To Mind Hair Dye And Powdered Sugar Sticks)

“When he thought of Ellen Olenska, it was abstractly, serenely, as one might think of some imaginary beloved in a book or a picture; she had become the composite vision of all he had missed.” — Edith Wharton, The Age Of Innocence A week or two ago, The Guy I Am Currently Dating and I […]

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