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Dear, Daddy,It’s been eight years since you passed away. I still remember the day I found out you were gone. I had come from a great day at school. My mom was sitting in the kitchen. I looked at her with the somber expression on her face and immediately knew something was wrong. She said, “Dominique, your dad passed away” and my whole body went numb. I didn’t want to believe it. I was supposed to call you the week before to…

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car-stolen

A month ago while on my way to work my car was stolen. I left my keys in the ignition (bad idea) while throwing my trash out and on the way back to the car a guy hoped in it, smiled at me, and sped off with my things in it. My purse, my wallet, my keys, and the worst of all, my MacBook with some chapters of the book I have been working on and every assignment for grad school that had to be…

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blood-related

I come from a big family. But aside from my mom, I am not close to any of them. Being an only child (at least on my mom’s side), it bothered me not having a strong relationship with my cousins, brother and sister, aunts, uncles, etc. Over the years, I was a little jealous of seeing my friends go to their family reunions and family holiday parties because I desperately wanted to do the same with my family. But I have been blessed to…

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promoting-wrong-employees

I have been an employee for the company I work for almost three years. I’d like to say that I am good at what I do. I am always lending a helping hand, going above and beyond, exemplifying excellent customer service with our customers, and being a leader when management is not around. These qualities made me believe I was the perfect candidate to move into a leadership position. I held my head high and applied for the position with praises and strong recommendations…

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jordans

Every Jordan release, whether big or small, I always see someone shaming people for buying retro Jordan’s. My social media timelines are full of memes like this:         These memes, amongst many others, get under my skin because I faithfully buy Jordan’s. I am one of the people who get up early and log online at the precise time to add the shoes to my shopping cart and checkout. I get frustrated and become salty when I don’t get the Jordan I want…

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