Category: Lessons Learned

Maybe It’s OK to Slow Down.

Letting go of goals

I began 2012 feeling desperate: desperate for a new job, desperate for friends, and desperate to be some kind of successful adult again. When I wrote out my life goals last January the long list really summed itself up in 3 points: get a good job, find a good man, and stop living with my parents. Like any good life goals or new years resolutions, I haven’t really achieved any of them, and honestly, it’s ok. (more…)

Unplugged

One of the only decent radio pictures I have… and it’s during the “dark days” of my hair.

I was recently reading an article about the phenomenon of Ghosting. Now, what is Ghosting? Well, it is when you are in communication or relationship with someone and they literally just disappear. They don’t return calls, texts, emails, letters… whatever. They literally vanish outside the realm of communication. Are they still around living their lives? Yes, but you are no longer in it. The phenomenon is most common in dating relationships, but can happen in other working relationships or friendships as well. (more…)

Don’t forget who you are…

Last week I wrote about all the things I wish I had known when I entered college a million years ago. It got me thinking about how in the past 5 years since college I have become a different person. Shocker!

Many things about me have changed and most of them were great things. I’m more confident, honest, sarcastic, outgoing and good-looking. (Yes, I would like to believe I finally grew into my face, thank you very much!) (more…)

I am Terrified

I am terrified, terrified of rejection. Even as I sit here attempting to pull together a well thought out piece of work to submit for my grad school application, I am playing out all the ways and all the reasons they should reject me. It’s ridiculous, and I’m not sure where it comes from, but I am almost frozen in my coffee shop booth.  (more…)

Placation

Placation = dirty word. The dictionary definition of a placation is:

verb (used with object), pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing. to appease or pacify,
especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry. (more…)