Melissa Juliet Sagendorph: My Personal Legend

“Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

-Basil King

Like most people my age, I’ve spent the past ten years coping with the peculiar young person’s disease that causes me to spend every day thinking about how unbearably old I am and how little I’ve accomplished despite an entire decade of adult life on planet Earth. This year, however, I’m turning 27 - and for some reason, everything feels different.

Now that I’m officially in my late-twenties, the pressure to start carving out some kind of solid identity no longer feels abstract.  All around me, people are self-actualizin...

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