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Miranda Gargasz

Embracing Imperfection and the Concept of Enough

My mom raised a pretty tough girl.  For all the neurotic mess that is me, I don’t break easily.  I am tender-hearted and tend to take criticism personally for about a week.  Then I get over myself and try to see the bigger picture, the quality behind the words that hurt me so.  I grew up the kind of girl who wanted it all and, by God, was going to have it all. READ MORE

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    Have you set goals for yourself? No, I’m not referring to endless spewing of New Year’s resolutions through December only to wake up & give up by January second. What I am referring to, are things you will actually follow through with. Wait, what? You mean I actually have to follow through with those pesky goals? Yes, it’s a good idea if you’d ever like to move forward. If you’d prefer, you can stagnate. Yes, that word is just as ugly as these next words I’m about to introduce to you: READ MORE

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