A Ruse

Most of the time I wonder how much of our life is fate, and how much is a result of conscious decision making. Do we actually have any control, are our well-thought-out plans just a big ruse, what happens if I just stop thinking and start acting without discretion tomorrow? 

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The First Moment of Impact

Your chest is tight, you feel as if there is an insurmountable weight placed on your body and you can't stomach the thought of moving from where you lay. The idea of tomorrow feels like an exit you passed twenty miles ago, you know you need to turn around to get back to where you should be going but instead you barrel into the unknown. 

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I'll Try My Best To Be Sane

Sometimes I think about completely falling apart. Just utterly losing it. 

I'm a generally happy person. At times, I can even be manic. My personality is a lot to handle, most of the time I'm too loud, too talkative, and am really bad at taking a hint and calming the fuck down. 

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Not Your Typical Hometown

It was in my first college creative writing class that I realized we all had a story to tell. The rhetoric of our past, our hometown, the way we were brought up to speak and act, the type of people we were raised around, all contributed to this unique outlook we each had on the world. Before then, I used to preach that there was no way a person could be original, that we're all just speaking over each other trying to prove that we are different, we are special. 

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The Vintage Round Top

In the past year, I've learned to draw a line between what is meant to be shared, and what is meant to be exclusive. Whereas previously those lines were non-existent and left little to the imagination for basically anybody.

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