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Shannon Hilson

Food, film, beauty, language, and literature lover. I write a little bit of everything.

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Having “potential” really isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

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No, I don’t live at the gym or get up at dawn. And there’s a lot more on my dinner plate than salad.

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Because taking ownership of your personal power is the first step toward a better life.

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Apologies are for when you’re genuinely sorry, not for simply existing.

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Adults can (and should) celebrate anything they want anytime they feel like it. Just saying.

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The autism spectrum is considered a spectrum for a reason.

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An apocalyptic tale of love — storms and coconut cake

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And once I figured out what the hell was even going on, I learned a lot from the experience.

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You are not a consolation prize or a backup plan. Don’t let anyone treat you like one.

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Shannon Hilson

Full-time writer. Casual linguist. Unapologetic smartass. | Email: bellingthecat@gmail.com | Links: https://linktr.ee/shannonhilson

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