GRACE. It’s super easy to get swept away by the emotion of a situation, to allow yourself to embrace the first reaction. But I’m working on thinking before reacting out loud in front of other people – because, really, it’s just this moment that’s terrible/sad/stressful/frustrating. The next moment, and the one after, can be better […]
PROFESSIONALISM. No matter what your job is, or where you work, you will encounter people who challenge your sanity with their unprofessional behavior. That’s going to happen, and sometimes…sometimes all you can do is smile through your frustration and learn from their mistakes. Whether it’s a coworker who fails to do her job to the extent […]
DREAMS. Firstly, I’M BACK, PEOPLE! Most importantly, though, this week’s episode is all about coping. Sometimes you have a crush that isn’t reciprocated, sometimes you have a plan to reach a goal and it doesn’t work out the way you expected, sometimes you think you know your path and you hit an insurmountable roadblock. So deal […]
PERMISSION. It’s time we all give ourselves permission to be happy, to put ourselves first, to do what we want and need, TO SAY NO. One thing I’ve learned in the past week is that it is vital to know your limits, to practice self-care, and to allow yourself to put your needs above the […]
PERSPECTIVE. I know, it feels like the world is crushing you. And you feel like maybe you should just walk away from it all. But remember these two things: 1. You are still here, after all the bad things that have happened in your past, so this bad thing won’t break you. 2. This […]
CREATIVITY. My dad says that there’s a solution to everything, you just need to be creative. He’s right. I don’t just mean you should be creative and paint or write or draw or sculpt. I mean, be creative in solving problems. Think of ways to get what you want/need/desire/require, because there’s a way – even […]
Okay, no heading today. This episode is just two girls talking about men, drinking, and food. We talk about food a lot because…well, let’s be honest, two cis girls talking about the men they’ve known is far less interesting than two nerdy humans talking about food. And beyond all else, we are very nerdy humans […]
FRIENDS! Friends can make things better, and they can make things worse. Let the friends who love you and make your world brighter be the light you need to balance things out when you find yourself sitting in darkness. This year, I am going to remember a few things: 1) Be grateful for the people […]
DISTANCING LANGUAGE. It’s a thing I use to gently let people down when they’re obviously pushing for something I’m not into. Sometimes it’s too hard or scary to directly tell a suitor that you’re not interested – maybe he or she is a friend, maybe he or she is part of your professional circle, etc. […]
Not romantic love. Not family love. Not friend love.
Love that makes you be for others who you want someone to be for you.