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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

There Was Another Time



I know that I've come a long way
My heart's headed in the right place
But sometimes your past's hard to face
But now I know you


I sailed through the high winds and waves
I wondered if I could be saved
But I have emerged unscathed
Because I know you


Before I knew you
Before I could see
That you could take all my troubles from me
Before I knew you
I was so incomplete


There was another time in my life
Before I knew you



Before I knew you
I was incomplete.

-- There Was Another Time In My Life by Relient K


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