Journal

Perhaps like writing an academic essay is an exercise in comprehension, writing a personal journal entry is an exercise in gratitude. My fondest memories of blogging center around that very thing – it’s an activity that prompts reflection and acknowledgement of what one might otherwise

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Theodosia Christine “God dedicated, follower of Christ” December 27, 2018 6 lbs., 12 oz., 18 1/2 in. Photography by Abigail Read  

I’ve tended to live with my head in the past or the future, and difficulty focusing on the present. It came more naturally to me to strive against seasons than appreciate them. I made a conscious effort my last two semesters of graduate school to

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This canvas was particularly coarse and not suited for fine detail, which leaves it feeling even more unfinished than my usual artwork.

As of this past December, I now hold a Master of Arts in History. That means I am qualified to teach history at the college level, but not the high school level in the State of Alabama at this time (it’s alright, laughing is a

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Perhaps one reason why it is easy to fall out of the habit of personal journaling is that we ascribe more emotional energy to it than it requires. If we assume every entry needs to be an eloquent and thorough reflection on the day’s events,

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