Steffany’s final entry.
Turning 20 and rejecting likability.
Finding an orbit and hiding from life.
College rejections and scenes from screenwriting class.
Discipline, boundaries, and love to the moon and back.
The new semester is a taskmaster.
Good omens, St. Jude, résumé revision, and crying while coding.
Low in cash, high in resourcefulness.
Finding solace in TV, film, and theater.
Rejection and reminders of what’s important.
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