One month, one month ONLY?

When I wrote this title, I was thinking of a Brent Faiyaz song. What I’m writing about has nothing to do with any of that, though.

The four of us only knew each other for one month, yet it felt so much longer. We met at a coffee shop with maybe 40 other people. We were strangers amongst an even larger group of strangers, then we exchanged numbers and made plans for karaoke.

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Contemporary “Love” and Online Dating: Pre-Panny Tales, Pt. I

Let me take you back to where it started, when I re-downloaded dating apps for the who-knows-what-number time. It seems so long ago. February 2020 was, QUITE LITERALLY, the beginning of a different time.

I was just scrolling through Twitter one night and laughing at dumb stuff, sharing some of it with my roommate through DMs as she swiped through Tinder. She sent me this guy’s profile who she was cracking up over because of his haircut and something in his profile. I was disappointed to realize I couldn’t see the account and laugh without a profile.

“I thought you had Tinder?” she asked when I told her I couldn’t see the link she sent.

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Rae’s Violet Work Life: Work breaks, self-doubt & Twitter spaces

Hey y’all. It’s been minute.

OK, it’s been a month, but it’s felt OH so much longer. Life has not slowed down in this hemisphere, but I’ll go into that later. I’ve missed blogging on this side of the pond… the personal, full control, my feelings side of the pond. Not full on professional, strictly for work writing. Yeah, you get the gist.

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How to Write a Meaningful Letter

I am a shy, introverted person. Sometimes, I have trouble communicating effectively, and I have regretted not saying what’s bothering me more often than not.

All my life, I have been told I “need to speak my mind” or “stand up for myself” or “stop being measly mouthed.” However, there is one thing that has helped me along the way in my long journey to better express my thoughts and feelings.

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The Wig

I don’t know what it is about this wig, but every time within the past week that I started wearing it, I’ve been getting all kinds of attention. This all happened the middle of November, by the way.

The first day I wore it was on Wednesday, but I was too ashamed to leave my hall after getting lunch because I was worried it would be too obvious and attract too many judging eyes. I retreated to my room and decided to try again on Thursday.

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