Diary of a wimpy young adult

(Mood soundtrack Aaliyah)

I am officially 26 in t-minus 2 hours. Let’s get confessional.

I am often afraid. I’m afraid of falling and failing. I am afraid of losing more people I love. I am afraid I have no idea what I’m doing with my career.
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In a world without classics…

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There’d be no Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight…there’d be no me! Who knew the original YA book was The Swiss Family Robinson? Or that it’d be gifted to my 8 year old self  by an unconventional 50 year old van driver?
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Telling true stories in this world and the next

In Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass,  the protectors of the underworld (horrific screaming harpies) did not let your soul pass unless you told them true stories.
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Deeper than all roses- E.E. Cummings

NYE 2012A diary excerpt from 8/29/12:

My happiest days are with you even if waiting in anticipation. The thought of meeting with you in a train station still thrills me.
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What color is your parachute? 4 steps to figure it out.

I had a scary gym teacher named Mr. Grady. But he was smart. He knew someday I’d be perusing the paperbacks and BAM! A cover image that resonates all too well with glorious childhood nostalgia.
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The best decision I made last year: you’re looking at it

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I started a blog. Dramatic eh? Seriously though, it took a major mental upheaval to get past the intimidation of setting up a blog, and well, the task of writing for all to see. I’M SO ENORMOUSLY GLAD I DID.
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3 predictions for book publishing in 2013: THE JOBS ARE COMING

Forbes contributor Jeremy Greenfield wrote a fantastic article about what to expect in 2013.  I’m a glass half full type of gal and his predictions are excellent news for any job seeker. Let’s break it down in layman’s terms, shall we?
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