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    Advice to my teenage self

    Advice to my teenage self

    I was only 16 when I met my birth family and didn’t yet understand the long-lasting impact that event would have on my life. So, as I look back at the past 20 years or so, I think about what advice I might give my younger self.

    You are not a failure

    You are not a failure

    Throughout my life I have failed. I have failed so many times, in so many different ways. Often, it seemed like the things that I struggled with came so easily to others. There can be immense pressure to succeed. To live up to the expectations of others and ourselves. Whenever

    The Paradox of Not, Not Working

    The Paradox of Not, Not Working

    Not too long ago I realized that there are plenty of times when I'm not actively working, but I'm not exactly disengaged either. But I struggled with what to make of these activities in between working and not working.

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