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reflection, work

It'll get better. But it's gonna hurt first.

by Donovan Bui

Newport beach — Today was the most disappointing day of my professional career. I spent most of the afternoon trying to hide my embarrassment behind a forced smile. I don’t think I fooled many. When I got home I wanted to either nap or play PS4 until tomorrow. Earlier, I had already locked myself in the restroom, knowing that one is farthest from most of the staff. I worked behind a closed door even though the a...

countryside, reflection, Travel

On relinquishing control

by Connie Tsang

Yuzawa-shi — Though I was raised in a small town, I much prefer the fast-paced anonymity and autonomy I have in large cities. Being here in Yuzawa, Japan, is a serious change of pace, a tiny sliver of Tokyo, a sle...

Beginnings, Passion, reflection

Maybe it's not about...

by Sara

Coledale — …finding your passion but finding out what you enjoy doing it, be good at it and make a living. I’ve been on a quest in search of my passion. For the past four years, I’ve been living a life that I...

Travel, reflection

The case to end bucket lists.

by Donovan Bui

Huntington beach — Read this New Yorker article today. Let’s pursue something other than a bucket list. We can protect ourselves from the pursuit of temporary gratification. We are vulnerable to this when we decorate c...

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