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Almost an year ago, on my birthday, I wrote a letter to myself, which I was supposed to open on my next birthday. Here it is:
"Hey Kiddo,
Thank you for writing me and sending me positive thoughts :). I am extremely happy that you were able to change your live for the best. You finally managed to pull yourself together and have not only dreamed of a better future, but actually visualized and planned it. The baby steps you took, paid off. You finally started earning really well from wh

This poem is for a peaceful but meaningful protests and movement. To make others notice that our justice system is failing to correctly protect citizens. It's time that we make a change and take a stand for what we believe in. To make sure that our future and future generations will be great and proud to live in a peaceful and righteous nation we call The United States of America.

As summer is coming to an end, I’m realizing this one didn’t feel all that different to me: I went back to my job I spent my summers and other breaks working at while in college, I read all of the books I wanted to during the past school year that I didn’t have time for and then some, and I hung out with friends until ridiculous hours of the morning, narrowly avoiding my parents leaving for work, sneaking in like I did in high school.

The only real difference, this is the first sum

When it comes to fashion, what do you visualize in your head? What is the first thought, first classification that comes in mind? Usually, we think about women. Of course, nearly every women cares what they look like. However, men do not follow with the same confidence. Many men don't care what they look like. Men, your making a mistake. Everyone should care what they look like. Women do, why can't men? Yes, men can be ready in 5 minutes. That is true, so why can't men get dressed, groomed and

It was normal, right? This silly nervousness that fluttered inside my stomach. My hand swept through my bangs again as they rebelliously tried to flop out of place. The pimple on my forehead, right in the center made me wince at myself in the mirror, but maybe, I thought abnormally optimistic, no one would notice with all the other pimples on my cheeks and nose. It would blend in,right? I would blend in,right? The new shirt my mom had bought me seemed to be too tight as I pulled my jeans just

This is a work of fiction. Names, Characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

This is a short story of a woman's journey into maturity, she is writing about in her personal diary. She is learning to accept her imperfections and admire her unique qualities during the forty-something season of her life. This is when she finds a new meaning o

I can't believe it was was only a couple of months ago that I moved to a new apartment. It was a little nerve wracking because it was the first move that I had to do on my own without the help of my big strong dad and my mother making sure every little thing was perfectly packed away in boxes.

But, to be completely honest, I wasn't completely alone and I had also done some research. I had friends that I had bribed with beer and pizza to help me move to the new place. Luckily, I didn

You live like stuck in labirint, thinking that somewhen you'll get out and all will be okay but it doesn't come. You are thinking about future to escape from the present.
Go to sleep when you don't want to, get up when you don't want to, go there you don't want to.
Something like this, said Alaska in awesome John Green's book "Looking for Alaska". She was sure that everything is about and something that is important for you today, is going to doesn't matter tomorrow.

I can honestly say that I am more than ready to leave, and maybe never come back. I just get so irritated at people that I feel as if something is wrong with me; which is certainly a possibility seeing as I've never been tested or anything....but I am lately in a constant state of feeling like a failure and not caring.
I'm just so lost and confused, and I have no one to turn to and no idea whatsoever of what to do.

Dear High Point:

It’s not you, it’s me.

Okay, actually, that’s a lie. It’s you. It’s definitely you. But let me explain.

We’ve had a good four years. I’ll never forget the time that my friends and I hung out in front of the school and colored the sidewalks with chalk… and later got called to the principal’s office for the same reason. I’ll never forget the legions of inside jokes with friends, finding my center in Room 215, or staying up half the night to get A

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