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Your New Year’s Resolutions Are Setting You Up for Failure

Carina Sitkus

This morning I was watching the Kathie Lee & Hoda show (vacation), and they had a segment all about the food you need to eat before you start eating well on New Year’s day. Here’s why it bothered me and why it should bother you: The moment you give yourself permission to put something off, what you’re really telling yourself is that it’s not important.

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Rose-colored

Carina Sitkus

The ocean is a place that holds significant memories for both me and my family.

I think of trips to Block Island, Rhode Island-- dried hydrangeas in shop windows and bike rides with views of tall windswept grass leading to cliffs that drop to the ocean. I think of visits to Beavertail in Jamestown, of fun evenings and live music in Newport. Walks along streets lined with homes from the 1700s and decorated in a history that is both real and rooted and invented by my imagination, which is always recreating lives already lived in an effort to make better sense of my own. (History repeats itself, they say.) In the end, it’s all rose-colored and better because the past always is, even when it’s our own.  

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Netflix... and you.

Carina Sitkus

Netflix is a regret many of us will share in a decade or so. Just think about all those hours you’ve--WE’VE-- wasted binging on Orange is the New Black or Law and Order: SVU. What’s sunlight, anyway?

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Written Blasts From the Past: Why You Will Never Revisit What You Wrote in College.

Carina Sitkus

I hopped on an old computer today to transfer some music from Itunes (and an old ipod.. yes, there's a way!) and found my way to some old essays that I had written in college. Goodness, it's incredible to read what you know so much about when you're a college student. Someday I will look back on what I wrote at age 25 and think I was just as useless. Until then, I bring you a piece I wrote for a philosophy course I took one summer at the local community college. 

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