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be the change you wish to see

one day at a time

Hello! I am from Oregon and my heart is w/ the trees! I love to travel and try new things. I love dogs and reading and athletics. I have worked in a variety of education and social service positions and I am working on becoming a clinical psychologist!

~Acceptance and Gratitude for Today~
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