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Aug, 2017

Shopaholics Anonymous

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Let me tell you about my walk to work. I leave my apartment, and then walk past a few hotels. After a couple blocks, I begin to pass by almost every expensive store in the entire city. My neighbors are famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo, Prada, and jewelry store David Yurman…

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Jul, 2017

The Importance of Self Defense

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This is the first summer I’m spending away from my hometown! I’m so excited to be living in a big city full of fun things to do. I can walk to a ton of restaurants and stores, and let’s just say that my parents aren’t too happy with the shopping bill I’ve accumulated. Although it’s really fun to be in the center of all the action in a city, it can be a little frightening too…

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Feb, 2017

What is confidence?

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A Buddhist proverb says, “if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” I think this pretty much sums up what having confidence in yourself means, You need to not only know, but also love yourself for who you are. Only then can you love others as they deserve to be loved. Its funny how that works out, and how true it is despite seeming so backward. But I can attest to this truth.

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Jan, 2017

I Got Money On My Mind- How to make your money last

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In the words of the great poet…. Lil Wayne… I got money on my mind. But no, Lil Scrappy I don’t got money in the bank and Shawty I really don’t care what you drank. And sorry Jay Z but you won’t catch me In the Ferrari or Jaguar switching four lanes with the top down screamin out money ain’t a thang… Cause money IS a thing … a BIG thing.

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Jun, 2016

Summer Bummer- Finding a Fun Summer Job

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What does Summer mean to you? Does it mean the ocean? Soaking up endless rays in the sun? Staying up late with your cute neighbor looking at the stars? Maybe it means a week-long cruise to an exotic island or a month abroad with your school. Or perhaps, summer to you just means catching up on some long over-due sleep and The CSI episodes you’ve missed.

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Jun, 2015

Making Important Memories

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This weekend I had the opportunity to go visit my cousin in Idaho for her wedding. I haven’t been out to that part of the country to visit her in over ten years, and I got to see many of my family members from the west as well! While we were catching up, my cousins brought up our grandmother, who lives in my hometown. They hadn’t seen her in almost a decade, and were curious to see how she was doing….

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