The Year of Boundaries (A Lesson in Taking Up Space)

Human relationships are all about good budgeting. We budget our time, our mental energy, and, perhaps most importantly, we budget pieces of ourselves. All of our friends get little pieces of us, it’s how we make friends in the first place. We have to decide what pieces to give away, and what pieces to keep for ourselves.
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Rochester, Minnesota

Driving today, I passed a tandem tractor trailer branded with the logo of a company called “Estes.” Naturally, my four years of Spanish in high school kicked in, and I immediately thought to myself, “this and these have t’s” – the trick used for remember when to use este (this) or ese (that) in a sentence. And, because the road is long and boring, I found myself realizing something that felt at the time to be the best thought I’d ever had.
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