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From the Ted Talk by Luvvie Ajayi Jones: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Unscramble the Blue Letters

"Let's just consider that done for." And that same semester, I started blogging. That was 2003. So as that one dream was ending, another was bnineging. And then what was a cute hobby became my full-time job when I lost my marketing job in 2010. But it still took me two more years to say, "I'm a writer." Nine years after I had started wriitng, before I said, "I'm a wtirer," because I was afraid of what happens without 401ks, without, "How am I going to keep up my shoe habit? That's important to me."

Open Cloze

"Let's just consider that done for." And that same semester, I started blogging. That was 2003. So as that one dream was ending, another was _________. And then what was a cute hobby became my full-time job when I lost my marketing job in 2010. But it still took me two more years to say, "I'm a writer." Nine years after I had started _______, before I said, "I'm a ______," because I was afraid of what happens without 401ks, without, "How am I going to keep up my shoe habit? That's important to me."

Solution

  1. beginning
  2. writing
  3. writer

Original Text

"Let's just consider that done for." And that same semester, I started blogging. That was 2003. So as that one dream was ending, another was beginning. And then what was a cute hobby became my full-time job when I lost my marketing job in 2010. But it still took me two more years to say, "I'm a writer." Nine years after I had started writing, before I said, "I'm a writer," because I was afraid of what happens without 401ks, without, "How am I going to keep up my shoe habit? That's important to me."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. afraid
  2. beginning
  3. blogging
  4. cute
  5. dream
  6. habit
  7. hobby
  8. important
  9. job
  10. lost
  11. marketing
  12. semester
  13. shoe
  14. started
  15. writer
  16. writing
  17. years