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The 54th Deadline: Knack

The 54th Deadline: Knack

Throughout the years, I have had to learn a lot about myself when it comes to my own particular set of “talents.” Everyone has something they are good at, but it is truly exceptional who make use of it. For me, I used to be good at things like editing. I was so damn good back in college. I could see typos left and right. It was more of a curse than a blessing, yet it was also something I…

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The 54th Deadline: Sparks & More Sparks

The 54th Deadline: Sparks & More Sparks

Lately, I have been feeling “powerless” at my worst. It’s a strange thing to say when I realize a lot of real power is knowing you have both the capabilities and (more importantly) the willpower to make it happen. I am constantly counting my blessings. I have a lot of things to my name that others can’t say they have. Things aren’t perfect, but things also aren’t the worst. As long as I can take a breath with these lungs…

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The 54th Deadline: What Makes You Tick

The 54th Deadline: What Makes You Tick

Throughout the years, I have come to realize how many random interests I have picked up. At times, it is too many for my own sake. I simply like a lot of things. But one particular thing I love a lot in this world is the art of cooking… 

The 54th Deadline: Goals in Mind

The 54th Deadline: Goals in Mind

Art by Hans C. Chow A valuable, important lesson I have learned over the years is how crucial having goals are for the sake of productivity. Without goals in mind, you become directionless. Even if you are stumbling forward, you aren’t stumbling toward anything in particular. It takes a lot of honesty with yourself to be like, yeah, I want to achieve this or that. The more ambiguous we make our ambitions, the more random they become. But, more than…

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The 54th Deadline: Clutter

The 54th Deadline: Clutter

There are plenty of days where I wished my mind would stop hindering itself with its own mental clutter. By mental clutter, I refer to just having so many thoughts piling up. There are just too many things in the way. No rhyme or reason. So much stuff everywhere that it has become a real mess at this point. Then again, it is how my mind has always worked. I lack focus. I concentrate sporadically. Everything is always scattered, unrefined…

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The 54th Deadline: Written Record

The 54th Deadline: Written Record

One particular thing I am into these days is journal writing. As dorky as that sounds, it is something that has helped me a lot. There is something about writing things by hand that is… It just brings me back to school days where everyone had to jot things down for class assignments. A regular notebook. A pen in hand… It’s nice in its own ways. In this day and age full of so much tech, it feels great to…

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