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“Sometimes your enemy is not the people around you. It is you discouraging yourself and stopping yourself from reaching your full potential.”

My story …

When I was 15 years old I left my country, family, and friends in the search of the American Dream. Sometimes you have to leave everything behind to go after your dreams even if it means going through pain, discouragement, and so many obstacles that life will test you with. 682 more words

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A Faustian Pact with the Devil

In history and literature, those who have had an insatiable thirst for knowledge have been described faustian.

The word comes from the name of Faust. Immortalized in literature by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and other great writers, such as Christopher Marlowe, Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for more knowledge than any man before. 334 more words

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"My faith is something I believe to be true, and because of that it gives me grounding, purpose, meaning and joy; during the good and the bad."

The most significant moment, which was a big turning point in my life, was a few weeks previous to my 15th birthday when I decided to put my faith in God and become a Christian. 669 more words

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Mythical Fish: 1 Year Ago

I need to write. My computer crawled through updates before allowing me to begin. Goddamn technology and its plodding fallibility that I should be bound to wait on electrons and connections by a machine. 616 more words

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The Not So Yuppy Life

This week, I’m back to sharing a living space with someone who isn’t in my immediate family. Having spent the summer living at home with the family and the months and years before that in either an air bnb or my own flat, it’s a bit of a shock to the system to go back to co-habitation. 497 more words

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"One of the struggles I also faced was running a business and also going to school, which was one of the hardest things I have done in my life."

Devacci is an upcoming fashion brand from London. The brand was founded in 2013 by me when I was only 15 years old. So far, I have been able to overcome the obstacles to push the business into a successful brand. 488 more words

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"I wanted to show people that I have clean heart, but it is just this dirty world that we live in."

For the UK rap fans, Slouds creation ‘LightSkin’ has become a well know playlist must. By mixing a great instrumental with a unique flow he has embodied the essence of the movements in underground British music.  478 more words

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