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The 54th Deadline: Greener Grass

The 54th Deadline: Greener Grass

The grass is always greener on the other side. It’s a saying many of us know because we find ourselves guilty of just comparing our circumstances to others. But the fact is, many of us should not do so when we can help it. Everyone has a story to tell. If we get too caught up in another person’s tale, we neglect our own. We fixate on everyone else that we forget to live our lives adequately. Someone has to…

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The 54th Deadline: Procrastination

The 54th Deadline: Procrastination

Even after school is said and done, I guess many of my old habits of being a procrastinator still linger. I was not the most productive student growing up. There were days where I would do my homework at the last minute. In its place, I enjoyed playing video games with my little brothers or some other kind of distraction – anything but the schoolwork itself! Who could blame me? I had concentration problems. My ability to focus was awful….

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The 54th Deadline: Taking Life’s Exam

The 54th Deadline: Taking Life’s Exam

Here is the thing about life I have learned over the years –  more often than not, our problems are right in front of us. Think of life as a challenging exam, as if it is just a paper test you are taking in school. The problems are laid out in plain view. There are no hidden questions, no time limit per se and we have access to anything within our reach to utilize. Regardless of all of this, most…

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The 54th Deadline: Extremes

The 54th Deadline: Extremes

“My life has been far from balanced. Instead, I would say it is an alternating series of extremes.” I can be really on fire one day. I can be really cold the next. I can be on point one day. I can be a complete and utter failure the next. However, the pattern is never predictable. The feelings are ambiguous. The weather affects me. Something in the news affects me. I just feel so darn vulnerable to my own emotions. I…

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The 54th Deadline: Glimpse of Greatness

The 54th Deadline: Glimpse of Greatness

“No matter what the world says, you are only as great as you want to be in life.” I am going to go out on a limb here and assume most people, hopefully anyway, have had very impactful and meaningful individuals who have entered their lives at one point to trigger a necessary catalyst. And this catalyst itself is the start of various possibilities. Perhaps it was in sports. Perhaps it was in music. For me, it was writing. Writing…

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The 54th Deadline: Shots

The 54th Deadline: Shots

“Opportunities always pop up, but taking a shot at them is always another matter.” Opportunities are always there. In fact, they occur constantly. Many of us just happen to miss our chance for whatever reason. Just think about life as a series of said opportunities, and you are in for a heavy dose of hindsight and potential regret. You think about that one person you liked but didn’t ask out. You think about that one club you could have joined. You…

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The 54th Deadline: Composure

The 54th Deadline: Composure

“People who can keep their cool no matter what can persevere through anything.” As I have grown older, I have realized I have always lacked a lot of composure as a person. Composure is something I wish I had more of, in abundance, especially when life forced me into a corner and made me rethink everything. The fact is, if I could have composed myself a lot better as my world was falling apart, everything would have certainly played out differently….

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