Category: Horizons

Push for non-stop activity started early in life

Slowing down? Taking it easy? Relaxing? Yeah, these aren?t things Abi Humber usually chooses to do. Ever since she was a wee child, she?s wanted to be out and about, observing the world and everything in it. I?m going to stop writing in third person because it?s a lot more than my exhausted, sleep-deprived brain wants to handle right now. […]

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A natural at ?Olympic-level? gabbing

In case you haven?t noticed, I have the gift of gab. That might even be an understatement. My dad recently told me I possessed ?Olympic-level? verbal communication abilities while others tended to be at the ?Hershey?s Track Meet level.? My parents first noticed, when I was about 2 years old, that I was ?spirited.? They couldn?t reply to my toddler […]

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Desire boils within us to excel at something

The other day at lunch, I was talking with my mama about this column. We acknowledged that I haven?t written anything particularly light or humorous lately, and I sort of don?t like that. As we talked, though, I realized this is where I am in my life. I?m walking (well, limping) through a valley. I am trying to stay positive, […]

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How unpredictable and ridiculous can life be?

So let?s talk about how unpredictable and ridiculous this thing called ?life? can be. Not five hours after submitting my last column (which left me pretty drained, emotionally), I blew out my knee at my intramural volleyball game. Now I?m home of the summer and just had surgery. One thing after another. Awesome, I know. I was excited, too. For […]

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Sexual assault no longer someone else’s issue

?Rape has decreased by 60 percent since 1993,? but that doesn?t mean it?s not still happening all too often. ?One out of every six American women will become the victim of rape in her lifetime.? ?One in four college women have either been raped or suffered attempted rape.? ?Every two minutes of every day, someone is sexually assaulted in the […]

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Freedom comes from being yourself

I think that today, I want to write about what it?s like to live in the freedom of who you are. A little heavy, I know. Maybe it seems like I?m writing about a lot of serious stuff lately, and I?m sorry if that bores you as readers (it?s still weird to think that I have ?readers?). But I feel […]

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Where on earth is ?home? anyway?

Home. Clearly, this word means different things to different people. It means something different to me now than it did even two weeks ago, and that definition is far different than when I ?left home? last August. What defines ?home?? Is home where you grew up, or where you feel most comfortable? Is it where you live right now, or […]

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Chicago friends learning to like this small town

It?s 3:50 p.m. My friends and I just woke up. I love spring break! Two of my friends from school, Elle and Kate, came home with me for break. Lots of our friends are going to Florida and California, and we were super jealous about that until we realized that Kansas weather is quite tropical?. In comparison to Chicago?s. The […]

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List highlights 4 favorite things about semester

I really like to make lists. Grocery lists of food that will not fit in my tiny fridge, shopping lists of things I could never afford, to-do lists of things I will never accomplish…you know. The usual. I make these lists during class, on the train, during church services, on the couch, with a mouse?. But today I?ve decided to […]

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Stymied by the mid-January slump

Aaaaaaah! The mid-January slump! I hope you know what I?m talking about. Here in Chicago, it?s been disgustingly wintery for months?overcast, dark, colorless, freezing, rainy, snowy? bleck. I?m not a big fan. I mean, the tall, dark buildings against a gray sky are beautiful for a little while, but monochrome gets really old really fast. I miss sun and green […]

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