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You can’t spell “Mercury is in retrograde” without “me”

Everyone annoys me. My friends, peers, coworkers, my boyfriend. In the last week, everyone has been out of control. And I’ve been trying to figure out what the h*ck is going on. But the only thing everyone has in common is that Mercury is in retrograde until March 10. Then today I realized: Wait… everyone […]

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Motiv(ain’t)ion

I’m having a hard time. Not with my mental or physical health, my relationships or my education. I’m having a hard time doing things. I hate waking up in the morning. I can’t stand the thought of going to the gym. I’m willing to do nearly anything to avoid doing the things I actually need […]

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Nevertheless She Persisted: Revised

— This poem was inspired by the women in my life who have decided to take back control of their lives despite any people, or circumstances, telling them they couldn’t. You are seen and you are loved in all of your brokenness, and you are appreciated. Thank you for your strength and perseverance. If you […]

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‘I love this face, I hope this face does well’

Wednesday marked three years since the day my boyfriend and I met. We don’t have an exact day that we started dating –– we’re really just wingin’ it over here guys –– so I consider the day we met to be our anniversary. The days leading up to the day we met pretty accurately depicted […]

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Have your dreams and be here, too

Let’s talk about dreams! Y’all got dreams? I’m a pisces so I’m essentially always dreaming: coming up with random life dreams, day dreaming, actually dreaming. But after one of my most recent dreams, I had a revelation and said some seriously profound shit: “Sometimes our dreams help us appreciate our reality.” And as much as […]

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Who do I think I am?

Let’s start by making one thing clear: I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. (We exist all the time sis, how are you going to make changes ONE TIME per year?? But I digress.) I do, however, believe that we should set new goals and standards for ourselves constantly. And my newest goal is to […]

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Out with the old, in with the new

Welcome to my new and improved blog. For those of you who are familiar with the old blog, welcome back. For those who are just getting started, nice to meet you, I’m Jacklyn. And this –– for everyone, old and new –– is imponderabilia: that which cannot be precisely determined, measured or evaluated. But more […]