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Bittersweet Milestones :: Not How I Thought My Life Would Turn Out

My life this year has alternated between bittersweet and wonderful moments. Friends came and went, one job vanished and a new one turned up, and new hobbies took over my free time. I’m surrounded by fantastic people and am incredibly blessed in many things. It’s just not how I saw it turning out for me. The most bittersweet thing so far has been buying a house. While walking through … [Read More...]

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