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Over time, I’ve lost a lot of patience. And that’s coming from someone who has a lot of it. As much as people have told me that I seem like a level-headed person, they would have a seemingly different impression if they heard the thoughts going on inside my head.

I think we’ve all been there — just as you’re having a reasonably good day without any disruptions, here comes an angry customer at the bank who, of course, gets on line right behind you. This person was already angry, and looking to spread the negativity fast. …

You know you’re passionate about something when all of the setbacks you’ve had doesn’t stop you from doing it. After failing to keep house plants alive, something still told me that I needed to give gardening a try. I’ve always wanted to grow food of some sort, but never made any effort to learn. I guess I was intimidated by the whole process and didn’t think I could actually grow anything successfully in my limited apartment balcony space. But for whatever reason, last summer I was fully determined and dedicated to learn something, or anything, about gardening and to gain…

It was just a few years ago when I had one of the most uplifting experiences I’ve ever had in my life.

While many people may be upset over losing a job, I was absolutely ecstatic. For an entire year, I worked a 9-to-6 job that simply depleted me of any optimism or drive to even go to work. Money soon became insignificant to me as I was constantly drained of any ambition.

My obvious lack of desire inevitably led to me making a ton of mistakes which then led to me getting fired. When I got the news, I…

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