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Three Things That Happened When I Started To Be Open About Who I Am

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One of the things my friends would be likely to tell you about me is that I’m “not afraid to be who I am.” It’s a really nice thing to say, and it has been an interesting idea to me for some time now, for a few different reasons. The first reason is that people have been saying this about me since before I actually felt secure in who I was. The second is that…

My Experience With Bipolar, An FAQ

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Something that I don’t talk about enough is my own experience with bipolar disorder. I am pretty open about the fact that I am bipolar, but I feel like people aren’t able to connect the fact that I’m bipolar with the fact that I am also one of the most consistently positive people they know. I get it– a lot of times, people who are bipolar have obvious stories of struggle and sometimes you can…

I Paid $4 To Have Donations Picked Up From My Apartment & Dropped Off. Here’s How.

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I moved to NYC with a couple suitcases and a few thousand dollars, and almost 3 years later I find myself with more clothes, shoes, and decor that I could handle. Like almost every person I know in this city, I don’t really have much room to just be storing stuff. Also, like almost every person I know who has moved here, my fitness has improved and my style has been bumped up a few…

The 6 Things That Made This The Best Summer Of My Life

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I’ll just come out and say that this has been the best summer of my life, and I’m really sad to see it go. I have had such a blast, and I feel like a whole new version of myself that I’m so in love with. So much happened and I had so much fun. I wanted to sit down and reflect so that one day when I’m old and bored I can look back and…

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Three Things That Happened When I Started To Be Open About Who I Am

1200 694 Benjamin H.

One of the things my friends would be likely to tell you about me is that I’m “not afraid to be who I am.” It’s a really nice thing to say, and it has been an interesting idea to me for some time now, for…

read more

My Experience With Bipolar, An FAQ

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Something that I don’t talk about enough is my own experience with bipolar disorder. I am pretty open about the fact that I am bipolar, but I feel like people aren’t able to connect the fact that I’m bipolar with the fact that I am…

read more

I Paid $4 To Have Donations Picked Up From My Apartment & Dropped Off. Here’s How.

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I moved to NYC with a couple suitcases and a few thousand dollars, and almost 3 years later I find myself with more clothes, shoes, and decor that I could handle. Like almost every person I know in this city, I don’t really have much…

read more

The 6 Things That Made This The Best Summer Of My Life

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I’ll just come out and say that this has been the best summer of my life, and I’m really sad to see it go. I have had such a blast, and I feel like a whole new version of myself that I’m so in love…

read more

I Made My Own “Passion Map” and You Can Too!

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I recently turned 25 and I’m proud of where I am, but I know there is so much more ahead for me. It seems like a great time to create a new 5-year plan, but how am I supposed to know what 30-year-old Ben is…

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Why I Always Tell People I’m Having A Great Day (Even If I’m Not)

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By Benjamin Hawes June 22, 2017 If you’ve ever passed me on the street and asked me how I’m doing, I’ve probably told you something like “I’m SO good!” or  “I’m having the best day ever!” Without fail, people laugh when I say things like…

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My Coming Out Story – Six Years Later

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Written by Benjamin Hawes | June 1, 2017 — Today is the first day of LGBT Pride Month, and I had the realization that I have been openly gay for 6 years. A week from today, I turn 25, and I have been open about being…

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On 2017 and My Future Children

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Written By Benjamin Hawes April 8th, 2016 For the very first time in my life, I am thinking about the way I would want to raise my children. I think about the lessons I would need to teach them, and the stories I will someday…

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I Just Did A 30 Day Mind and Body Reset (and How You Can Too)

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By Benjamin Hawes March 12th, 2016  When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and it was finally 2017, my plan for the year was to kick ass. There were goals I wanted to achieve, money I wanted to make, and ideas I wanted…

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