Posts by Kristen Ras

Kristen Ras is a high school teacher, has a Masters in Pastoral Studies, and is currently pursuing a degree in counseling. A talkative introvert, she is passionate about finding joy in everyday life, no matter how inconvenient. For messages of hope and relatable memes, follow her on Twitter @kras0118. For insight about her other passion, gymnastics, read the blog The Couch Gymnast

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Pushing Yourself to Try When You’re Afraid of Failing

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~Beverly Sills

Before I became a teenager, I developed a characteristic and a disease that went hand-in-hand: I was a perfectionist, and I had an …