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How to Calm The Ego When Life Takes Us Backwards

Life isn’t linear, backwards and sideways are sometimes needed to move forward.

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I know life isn’t linear. I don’t expect it to be. But nor did I expect my own chart of growth to resemble the patterns of a spider, dipped in ink, break dancing on a piece of paper.




The Orange Journal is a publication devoted to helping one another grow into the best version of ourselves. From productivity hacks to love stories, we want to know the best way to make this life as beautiful as it can be.

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Ali Hall

Ali Hall

🏆 Top Writer. Kindness = my superpower. ✍Psychology, friendship, social justice, feminism & personal growth. Lover of trail running & dogs.💦 Spread the Ripple

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