Is This All There Is?

Valerie Cedrone
Musings of a 20-something with nothing figured out, convinced there's more to life than what I've seen so far.
Created 07 Jun 2021
  • Guest Spot: Am I Making the Wrong Choice?
    28 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Since I created this newsletter, I’ve wanted to share stories and perspectives from others, both because there’s value in hearing the experiences of others and because I’m sure some of you might get s...
  • Getting Away & Finding Peace
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Two weekends ago, I took a trip to Acadia National Park with my fiancé and my best friend. A few years ago, my friend had introduced us to Acadia, her favorite place, and it quickly became one of ours...
  • Love Shouldn't Be Hard
    24 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    My fiancé and I met at a very inopportune time. A few weeks after we began spending time together, he was scheduled to leave for a three month deployment overseas in eastern Europe. This meant that we...
  • Rediscovering Yourself After a Lifetime of Conforming
    17 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    In high school, there’s two options: be accepted or be ostracized. Typically, being accepted involves stripping away some part of your identity, morphing yourself into whatever is popular and desirabl...
  • Why is There Never Enough Time?
    10 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    This is the philosophical underpinning of all our modern stress: that time is too valuable to waste. We don’t pass time, we spend it. It’s no wonder that we don’t really have pastimes anymore." - Cele...
  • On Grief & Feeling Hopeless
    03 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    I’m going to be honest with you for a moment. This was not the post I had planned for this week. This past weekend was rather difficult for me emotionally, and I felt that there might be some use in w...
  • How Getting Rear-Ended Taught Me a Lesson on Forgiveness
    27 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    When I was in high school, driving to school was a big deal. Unless I had a specific reason for why I needed to use the car, I had to take the bus. So, naturally, I came up with any and every reason w...
  • How to Read More: 3 Beginner Tips
    20 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    If you know me at all, you know that I have always been a reader. The habit has strengthened and dwindled throughout time, but the passion has always been there. For many years, in my late teens and e...
  • Friendships in Adulthood
    13 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    Around the age of twelve, I lost my first friendship. Not in any dramatic, earth-shattering way — mostly it was because a lot of change tends to happen between the ages of six and twelve, and sometime...
  • I’m Scared of Dying
    29 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I’m only in my early twenties and I’m suddenly terrified of dying. This is a new thing for me. High school, college, a few years post-grad… I was blissful. Unaware of mortality. Smoking, drinking, sta...
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