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About crystelc1ear

I'm a Seattle native who enjoys looking at the brighter side of things. Once a person who dwells in the past, I now use my past experiences, both good and bad, to write some pretty interesting stories. Well, for myself that is. Recently, I've travelled to places that have encouraged me to be more open-minded. I'm a foodie and I like the idea of savoring foods as much as savoring every moment in life. Okay, I'm getting too philosophical ;)

I’ll miss that damn bed.

  I loved my bed frame. I remember moving out of my parents’ house and into my own apartment. Seeing my then-new bed being assembled and admiring the finished product just gave me a sense of independence. It somehow symbolized … Continue reading

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Sunsets and Sunrises

  To most of the country, Seattle is well known for a few things: Coffee, seafood, techies, the 12th Man, etc., and etc. Okay, there are plenty more, but I can’t think of them at the moment. Aside from those, … Continue reading

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“It wouldn’t hurt to smile.”

  “It wouldn’t hurt to smile,” my coworker said to me as she walked past my cubicle. It was a rough week – both at work and in my personal life. To say I was drained, physically, mentally and emotionally … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

I work in healthcare admin. Everyday, I speak to patients over the phone. Everyday, there’s at least one person who ruins my mood in that they blame me, or one of my other coworkers, for things that are not in … Continue reading

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Black Sheep.

Every month, I pamper myself with a manicure, pedicure and brow wax. I’ve gotten my nails done with the owner, Anna, for so long and just a few months go, she purchased a new shop. It’s been 8 months since her … Continue reading

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No, I do not look like Vanna White.

I’m usually not one to take offense of ignorant comments – but that’s only to an extent. This year, as I’m tackling on life after college, finally moving out of my parents’ house and balancing my social life with work; I … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2015, hello 2016 :)!

I cannot believe how fast this year flew! As excited as I am for 2016, I have to admit, 2015 will be a hard year to top. I graduated college, entered the workforce and travelled the world – well, parts … Continue reading

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