I didn’t understand or become personally aware of what a so-called “spiritual high” was until this year. It is often referred to as a short term period in someone’s life when they are all-in and passionate about their relationship with the Lord. Unfortunately, the idea of “spiritual highs” is also tied with negative attributes as many witness the lack of continuation in these spiritual yearnings over a longer time-span. It’s hard to say, but the negative portrayal received in its explanation made me think of this as a fake lifestyle and that I would never be trapped into this type of inconsistent mindset.
And then I started thinking about it a little bit more…
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I don’t know if it’s just me, but it happens every year.
May ends up being an overly stressful month with the final stretch of school underway and the prospect of summer looming just beyond my reach.
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It began as the most nerve-racking part of my teenage years and concluded just as quickly as my freshman self hoped it would. High School was a journey full of unexpected opportunities, experiences and remembrances that will last a lifetime. Nonetheless, as I take these intricate parts of the past four years into further consideration, they turn out to explain my journey thus far and create the backbone of who I am today.
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I was privileged enough to see Hamilton in Chicago the past week as a student. A follower of the soundtrack since it came out in 2015, I was blown away by the all-around fantastic performance put on by the cast through vocals, acting, and choreography. Additionally, I was personally affected and took many aspects from the show and related them to my personal life.
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People often say that you look back on the past and use the outcomes that occurred there to direct your current and future decisions.
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After completing a long awaited novel on my lengthy reading list, I was awed when finishing Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. This captivating story that covers the life of an orphaned girl hit me to the core. Not only did it converge a theme of excitement throughout the plot-line, but it offered a sense of resilience in the way in which the main character handled her life and the situations that come her way.
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