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on being 31 and engaged:

I was 21 when my best friend’s older cousin got engaged. I remember thinking, “Wow, I’m glad it happened for her… because she’s old.” After getting engaged this year I called that friend up and asked her how old her cousin … Continue reading

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on being really, really happy:

Two years ago one of my friends made a comment about how my blogs were always about me struggling or going through a hard time. I was offended. But I knew he was right. The last few years have been … Continue reading

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on being 30 and falling in love for the first time:

Every year around this time I write a post on what it’s like being whatever age I am and single (26, 27, 28, 29). This year I bring you a post about what it’s like being 30 and in love. Slow. … Continue reading

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thoughts on dating & pornography: part 2

Written from the point of view of Justin, my boyfriend!  I first “met” Hope right after I got home from the World Race in June 2013. I came down to Georgia for an event at Adventures where she was the … Continue reading

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thoughts on dating & pornography: part 1

It was the summer of 2014 and a boy asked me to lunch. Lunch turned into late night phone calls and romantic emails. He lived in another state, but there were flowers waiting for me when I came back from a trip … Continue reading

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2016: a goodbye letter

Dear 2016, When we met I was wearing a black dress; my heart full of expectation for what you had in store. I was over 2015 and ready for a new year. Later that day I dyed my hair purple. … Continue reading

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2016: a year in lists

I’m one of those people who remembers the oddest things that no one recalls, but can’t remember most of my life beyond the high or low moments. Because of that I try to keep lists… otherwise did it happen? Exactly. (I … Continue reading

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