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Lifestyle The Excellence of a Legacy

A Love Letter to My Legacy

Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” Lin-Manuel Miranda Hey guys! Welcome back to another blog post! May I be the first person to welcome you into the wondrous world that is Black History Month. The one month a year in the United States when we […]

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Lifestyle

Dear January

Well hello there! Welcome to another blog post from The Freed Sparrow! I hope that you’re doing well today, and that January has been a much-needed restart from the previous year. Today I wanted to take a minute to just write something candid and laid back, since it’s the end of the month and I’m […]

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Blogging tips Lifestyle

One Year of Blogging: What I've Learned Up to Now

Do you know those parents that refer to their kids age in months rather than years? Excuse me while I’m that parent for a second…My baby is 26 months old give or take a few months! Three cheers to my lovely child for making it this long and may it live on for many years […]

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Lifestyle

Favorite Ted Talks

Just over this past year I’ve fallen in love with three things: spoken word poetry, audiobooks, and Ted Talks. If you took a look at my unorganized folders on Youtube you’d find loads of talks given by people I admire and total strangers that I’ve never even heard of. I’ve learned so much about the […]

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Lifestyle

Growing in You: Five steps to Grow in all things you

Hey there! Welcome back to another blog post and welcome to a brand-new decade! The holidays are officially over, sadly Christmas trees are being undecorated and trashed, and you can no longer use the Christmas holiday as an excuse to eat all your favorite sweets! So, what are we to do now? According to YouTube […]

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Travel

The Hawaii Chronicles: #2 Finding the Aloha Spirit

Aloha! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! For ten days I immersed myself in all things beach, authentic Hawaiian cuisine, culture, and learning about the Aloha Spirit! Walking off the plane after touching down in Honolulu I had no idea of the massive imprint the island of Oahu would have on me! […]

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Travel

The Hawaii Chronicles: #1 Airplane Essentials

Let the countdown begin! In exactly nine days I will be touching down in Oahu, Hawaii! No amount of frilly language can describe how enthusiastic I am! I can’t wait to immerse myself in the rich Hawaiian culture, hike to breathtaking views, and have one last expedition before the end of 2019! So, here’s a […]

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Food: The Happy Herbivore

Halloween Candies for the Happy Herbivore

I’ve been meat free for nearly seven years now, throughout the years I have been committed to finding ways to enjoy my favorite childhood treats without compromising my values and choices. Recently, some of my favorite sweet treats have been “ruined” for me due to ingredients like gelatin; which is made with the skin, cartilage, […]

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Lifestyle

My 21st Year: First Mistake of Many

This is a quick story about how I went from basic black hair to looking like Frank Ocean to full on Joker in less than 24 hours! Recently, my Mom taught me the importance of being able to laugh at yourself, which was exactly what I needed to hear after making the most horrible mistake […]

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Lifestyle

The Writer’s Playlist

Hello, there! Welcome to another blog post! I’ve recently gotten a few new followers and I’d like to start off by thanking you for joining the conversation! My name is The Freed Sparrow and my goal is to create a space for open dialogue about issues not wildly covered by the mass media, an outlet […]