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Loan Me an Adult Life

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Here’s a bit of advice, if your tuition and dorm is all paid for thanks to coming from a low-income family – do not take a summer course. I went three years with everything usually taken care of because I did come from a single-parent household that made less than half of what some of my peers make today. With that, I never had to take out a loan and was almost ready to walk away from college with only a degree…almost.

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The Struggle Est. 2009

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The amount of emails I’ve sent with my ever changing resume has to be close to 39,343. Okay, maybe I’m off by one or two but the fact is that if the amount of emails that have “Kendra resume” in my history is correct – I’ve applied to at least one job a day since graduating college, and because I can remember almost every interview I’ve gone on since 2009, my response rate isn’t too impressive. With all that, I can tell you that when it comes to landing jobs – I am more qualified to teach astrophysics. However, looking? I am the master…mainly because I’ve just been at it for way too many years now.

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Cue Good Charlotte Because It’s Those Little Things

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As someone who has never been more than a couple hours from the woman she once resided in for nine months, I have reservations about moving out of California. Mainly because my mom has our family dog and the thought of something happening to her and not being able to go see her, that kills me. Yeah, yeah, I love my mom, dad and other family in Cabazon but Skuzzlebutt is my queen bee. Other than the dog I think about more than I’d like to admit, I will say it’s those little things that sometimes make me miss the town that caused me to be an angsty teen scrawling The Used lyrics all over my binders in high school.

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Two Barts and a Lisa

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Last week we looked at Cindy and Cora’s relationship and found that just because you’re born into a family, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll bond with them. No, their close knit relationship came around adolescence and has been growing ever since. Sisters who rarely talked are now the kind you can often find traveling with one another. I told my mom about them and asked, “Can you imagine me, Dwayne and Ray Ray taking a trip together?” She could only laugh and say we’d likely kill one another. She wasn’t wrong. This isn’t because of some horrible past even that’s led us to be distant siblings who will never utter one another’s name. It’s based on age, location and well – beliefs. Remember Bird said you had to have some shared values, well ours are slim. We never had what the Campion sister’s of Rocky’s Revival had’ a musical connection that grew into a career. What we do have in common is being extremely stubborn and it’s worse when it comes to one another.

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