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LIFE & FA I T H

if it is unclear to us. Stop waiting for a cause to celebrate—being alive IS the special occasion!

Living with the Mint Condition can be a struggle, as I still catch myself battling the urge to hoard like a hibernating squirrel.

Spray that perfume/cologne you love, even if you are just staying home. Create a reason to wear that outfit you bought years ago that still has its tags. Go ahead and put the miles on the car and take that procrastinated trip. Instead of staring at the china in your cabinet, make memories eating off it today. Living with the Mint Condition can be a struggle, as I still catch myself battling the urge to hoard like a hibernating squirrel. Then I recall the choice I made to unbox those Barbies and how they enriched my childhood with nostalgia. I strive to put aside my hesitancy to experience something just because it might not qualify as an eventful moment in society’s eyes. In my amateur expertise, I do believe the Mint Condition is curable. This powerful moment comes when you start giving yourself permission to enjoy everything around you and realize the real gift is the celebration of life. AM

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Azalea Magazine Winter 2018