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Austintown, OH
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About TryingToLive:

Welcome to my page! Emily, 17, junior, book lover, Shakespeare enthusiast, crime show watcher, music lover, poem writer, sister, recovering cutter, dreamer, christian, artist. That's my life.

Articles and Art by TryingToLive:

The Taste of Regret
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Sex, Love and Fire
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Early Morning Light
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink
If this is sin, send me to Hell
Poetry section, Teen Ink
I am tired
Poetry section, Teen Ink
What You Do To Me
Poetry section, Teen Ink
I'm Sorry
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Cigarettes and dead dogs
Poetry section, Teen Ink
This Pain was Once Ours
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Too Late
Poetry section, Teen Ink This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.

TryingToLive's Favorite Personal Quote:

"And I think of all the thousands of billions of steps and missteps and chances and coincidences that have brought me here and it feels like the biggest miracle in the world."

Favorite books: The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Host, Pride and Prejudice 
Favorite authors: Robert Lowell, T.S. Eliot 
Favorite music artists: Mayday Parade, Imagine Dragons, Augustana, One Less Reason, Hedley 
Favorite movies: Devil 
Favorite TV shows: Criminal Minds, Law and Order, CSI, Chuck 
Favorite gadgets: Books, iPod, Sketch Pad 
Favorite hobbies: Reading, Drawing, Laughing, Writing, Running 

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