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I've been wanting to write this story for a while, but I can't find the one picture I have of it. Oh well, when I find it I'll just add it on to the end.

Full from dinner, we get into the elevator as we always do. The rumor is that the more likely one is to cause trouble, the higher in the dorm you're assigned. The first year I was put on floor four. The next, floor 24. I guess you could say that we became acquainted.

As the elevator brings us closer to our dorm we notice that the hatch in the roof of the elevator appears to be unlocked. We push the hatch open and stare at the dark above us.

Be Authentic AND Loved

On Hopeful Notes ...

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. We are like our parents whether we like it or not and whether we know it or not.

Some of us have worked tirelessly over the years not to be like them. We had taken in information and education from them, they were our first teachers. Without knowing, a few years later we behaved according to the rules, we understood how the family worked and went about doing our life as though we knew who we were.

Now, we all know that is not true. Carl Jung said, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

The vision I think Carl was referring to was our authenticity.

As we grow into adulthood there is a pull to more deeply understand who we are and what we stand for.

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