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    Why I got Reconstructive Surgery Again | Part 3

    This is a continuation of a mini-series I started about my journey with microtia. If you don't know what microtia is or haven't read the first post yet, click into this blog post to read more. This blog post talks about gaining confidence after surgery and learning something new about my hearing.

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    Video Diaries Ep. 1

    Our first video diary!! We wanted to give you the smallest, sneakiest peeks at what goes on in our daily lives and behind the scenes of the blog. We're looking forward to show you more as we create more videos!

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    2018 in Review | Annie

    I can’t believe the year is almost over in TWO DAYS. 2018 was definitely better than 2017. I spent a lot of time in 2017 doubting myself, caring too much about what others thought of me, and not enough time taking care of myself. In 2018 I put myself out there and I am slowly starting to find myself again.

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    Sharing My Biggest Secret | Part 1

    Last week I had my third reconstructive ear surgery and implanted part of a bone conduction hearing aid behind my left ear. Most of you who know me probably don’t know this about me: I was born with unilateral microtia and aural atresia. I have never openly shared this to the public, especially to the Internet, until now. With this huge recent change in my life and being the most comfortable in my own skin that I have ever been, I’m ready to share this part of me that I’ve kept to myself.

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    Third Culture Kid Diaries: Connecting with Locals and Making Friends

    When you move somewhere new, you’re starting out with a clean slate. You go and create a new community of people you surround yourself with. This can take time and when you’re out in the real world, it takes pushing out of your comfort zone to find that group of people you click with. I share a few tips I've learned along the way to connect with people in a new environment.

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    First Time Skiing

    I am one of those people who is always down to try new things. When my roommate said she had vouchers for skiing and asked me if I wanted to go, I immediately went, "HELL YEAH, LET'S GO!" I think I did a pretty good job for my first time on the slopes!