The Golden Mean

It’s often said that life begins at the end of our comfort zone yet when we recognize an unconventional opportunity, we choose instead, to tread the familiar path of the “golden mean.” Our friend Aristotle described it as the desirable middle between any two extremes. In essence, reaching a happy medium or more simply put: mediocrity.

When was the last time you heard your parents say “We’re so happy with how mediocre you have been this past year”? 

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Confessions of a Tall Girl | The Long and Short of It

Standing out in a crowd (pun intended) was never something I struggled with. Truth be told, I always perceived the spotlight as a platform to showcase my abilities. From playing the lead in school plays to performing in innumerable chorus concerts, sorry mom and dad (there’s only so many times one can sing Rockin’ Robin before it gets old), to being asked “wow, you’re incredibly tall, do you play basketball?”, I truly enjoyed it all. To those wondering if I was skilled at basketball, I hate to disappoint but I was downright awful. 



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