on mama goats, the future, and our endless need to worry

Someone told me today that this is it – that these are the golden times. This is the best I could ever have, and the healthiest I could ever be, with everything right at my fingertips and so much to appreciate. And she was right…she was. Maybe she already knew, and maybe she didn’t, but…

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just be : why i’m taking a social media break

….Does anyone else feel like there’s just too much damn stuff to do? Like, it’s not enough anymore to have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You need to do live videos and stories and screenshot and direct message. You need to be alert to every incoming text, email, update, and trend. Use hashtags – but not…

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if it makes you happy : finding + accepting your talisman

So I guess now you’re probably just wondering. . . why? Why does any of this matter? Why should we care about your experience at this D23 thing? Why are you obsessed with the Toy Story ball? Why am I even still reading this? Well, I’m about to tell you. After a good while away…

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who do you want to be?

For me, it’s Jenna Kutcher. Or some pseudo-version of her mixed with Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed. With a dash of Frida Kahlo, maybe, or Flannery O’Connor. Back when I was 6, I thought I could grow up to be Belle from Beauty & The Beast. When I was 13, I took a magazine-sized poster…

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