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Prompt: Think about the various roles you play in your life. If you had to give up all but one, which one would you keep?   Family member. I could never give up my family. A few years back, I thought I had my life all planned out. I was going to finish up my …

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Prompt: If you had been able to choose, would you rather have been an only child or part of a very large family?   I'd like some clarification on how many members (minimum) a "large" family has. Six? Ten? How many before the family is large? I come from a family of four, which I …

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Today's is a heavy-hitter. Prompt: Name one thing you have lied to yourself about. Why did you do this?   This is a tough one. The biggest and worst lie I've ever told myself is "I'll be okay if X." It's the internal equivalent of telling people you're fine when you're actually anything but. It's …

Day 147

Prompt: You come into work one morning and the dry erase board by your desk has a note on it that you didn't write. You assume it's a coworker friend so, just to amuse yourself, you respond to the note on the board with your own note. The next morning you come in and there's...   …

Day 146

Prompt: You come into work one morning and the dry erase board by your desk has a note on it that you didn't write. You assume it's a coworker friend so, just to amuse yourself, you respond to the note on the board with your own note. The next morning you come in and there's...   …

Day 138

My dad has been a huge source of support and inspiration for me throughout my life. When I tell stories from my childhood, they are inevitably met with a chorus of "awwww" about the things he'd do. Of course, there were the standard Dad things: playing catch, helping us practice for sports, and making jokes …

Day 82

Prompt: Nothing changes or nothing had changed (open-ended).   As I turn onto the street holding my childhood home, my heart speeds up. I drive slowly, telling myself it's in case there are children playing near the road even though I know I'm procrastinating the inevitable. A lot has changed since I was last here; …