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The World Needs Your Ideas

Dear Fantastic Girl, Someone's got to dream the big dreams, or the big stuff won't happen. Someone's got to fix the stuff that's wrong, or it will continue to get worse. Someone's got to be wise and experienced, or there will be no one to turn to when the wisdom is...

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at the end of the line…

A few years ago I heard about a boot camp that I reeeeally wanted to take...but I was afraid to register.  It had been almost a year since I'd really worked out, BUT when I had been working out I was in the best shape of my life.  I wanted to get to that place...

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You Will Make It

Dear loved girl, Please remember dear friend, that you have been here before and you found your way out...in fact, if you really think about it...somehow and from somewhere, you were most likely carried out of it on the wings of a force of love from somewhere....

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Just Keep Going

Dear fantastic girl, Despite the best planning, the most diligent working, and the very best intentions, some days just don't go at all like we hope for them to go. Sometimes weeks go like this, sometimes months. We do all that we feel we are supposed to do yet...

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Someday you will understand….

I have not forgotten what depression feels like. I have not forgotten what it feels like to feel stuck and lost and trapped. I have not forgotten what it feels like to feel like a complete failure, beyond recovery...I have not forgotten how it feels to feel unloved...

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It’s Ok To Feel Lost

Dear authentic girl, Sometimes the pieces of us get a little bit mixed up and we have to let ourselves fall apart so that we can get ourselves back in order. And it's ok to grieve over things that we've lost. It's ok to grieve over people that we've lost and it's...

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Don’t Get Too Caught Up In Thinking

Dear Smart Girl, Once upon a time, every great thing that EVER happened started out as just an idea, a thought, a WHAT IF? Your favorite song was just a tune that someone couldn't get out of their head, so they wrote it down and worked on it until it was a song and...

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You Will Never Regret Making The Right Decision

Dear gorgeous girl, When making tough decisions, you will never regret making the decision that brings the most peace to your heart. Sometimes it doesn't bring the most peace to your LIFE in the short term, but if it is what brings the most peace to your heart,...

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Recharge, Restore, and Remember

Dear perfectly imperfect girl, Just like we are told on an airplane before a flight, before reaching out to help another we must have our own oxygen masks on. It is not taking anything away from anyone else when we take some time each day to catch our breath,...

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