How I’ve Come To Grips With NOT Being Normal

"I read your last blog and what you said about being sixteen and asking yourself 'why do I have to have my beliefs?' resonated with me. I'd love to read how you came to terms with having certain beliefs or convictions that limit you from living the 'normal American' life. Assuming that you have come …

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“I Expected To Fail” The Story Behind My Passport

I first applied for my passport about three years ago, expecting to be denied. That's not to say I didn't plan to ever get my passport. I just thought it was a worthless pursuit. At this point in my life, I was ready to be done with the identity of "not existing" and simply apply …

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How To Ask For Permission On Your Own Terms: Obtaining a Driver’s License

Like every brainless sixteen year old, I couldn't wait to get my driver's license. Why? Maybe to see friends more often? Or maybe just to have a bit more freedom from my parents? I had nowhere I really wanted or needed to go, yet I wanted to drive very much. But, unlike many teenagers, I …

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