A Summer of 'Just Because'

July 18, 2014 10:28 PM

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Are you going to like this article when I post it on Facebook? Are you going to share it, retweet it, or comment on how wise and helpful it was? Am I going to get a text later today about how much you resonated and how talented I am at writing? I'm sitting here at Coffee Bean on a glorious California afternoon, staring at a blank word document, and that's what's on my mind.

I'm being brutally honest about my need for you to compliment me because it's something I'm desperate to be free from. As I sit in this transitional space between graduating college and joining the "real world" of five-day work weeks and trouser pants, my need to be affirmed seems to be getting wors...

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