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Growing Up


Today is my 31st birthday. I’m no longer fit for any of the “30 special people under 30” lists. I’m pretty sure it means I’m a bona fide adult now. This also means that I have to return to the family ward after 13 years in a singles ward. 

What’s In a Nickname?

I’ve never been a person to have a nicknames. My family didn’t have nicknames growing up. Maybe for like a minute, one of my brothers called me “Yo-yo” (somehow derived from any child’s lack of ability to say “Laurel”). A couple of years ago, most of my friends had some nickname and so I wanted one. The option was “Andi”…