Upstairs Community — Stories

These are the stories written by creative professionals willing to speak the truth about their journey. The evergreen narratives convey the inevitable struggles faced along the way and show how you, too, can make it work. Choose those that resonate with you, and read them at your own pace.

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What truly matters when delivering WOW?

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Will you please love yourself?

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It’s no coincidence, it’s a calling

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Ready to give up what brought you results and validation?

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The joys and sorrows of working with my family

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I stopped being selfish and started contributing

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The remaining options gave me cold sweats

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Is waiting for Friday the only way to keep going?

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I stared death in the face during one of my trips

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I chose to have a tiny business

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When I was just a kite

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My Friend, Anxiety

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Flying towards a fuller picture of myself

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What’s it like to have a mentally ill parent

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All answers are inside

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When you don’t recognize yourself in the mirror, where do you look?

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Growing up without a father

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Stories that shape us are not set in stone. They can be rewritten.

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How a chronic illness taught me to slow down (the hard way)

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Keep your minds and hearts open for every story. Even when it’s not yours.

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The pieces will fall into place in the end

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I was living a good life, but I was not happy

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In the hopes of doing it better

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To forgive is to redeem yourself

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I got hit by a car and survived

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Reinventing my job is part of my job

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We all have our not-so-proud moments

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A word I’ve been searching for all my life

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Self-talk until the end

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The things we do not show

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I am the only woman in the office, and that’s okay

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