Do people ever really change? Am I capable of adapting once more?
An unhinged rant turned into a slightly more coherent exploration of self-improvement, productivity, and something close to happiness.
Things are happening exactly as they should. Happiness may not always be there, but neither will sadness and pain. Emotions are cyclical. So are we.
I’m caught indefinitely waiting. An “in-between” state, kinda. It sucks.
I used to be pretty promiscuous when it came to keeping a job. I’d jump from job to job, fed-up with the toxic environment, the terrible managers, or crappy pay/hours. Sometimes all three. I’ve been fired from a few, too, but that’s another story. As a result, I’ve worked over 30 jobs in almost 15Continue reading “Life Lessons I Learned When I Worked in Retail”
Pain is an excellent teacher.
I’m already looking forward to 2019. By that, I don’t mean I’m eagerly anticipating it. I have my sights set on the future. In 2019, I will be in a new apartment with new goals. A sudden change in my life forced me to shift my perspective. It shattered me at first, but I bouncedContinue reading “The Guide to Recalibrating Your Priorities”
I drove through my hometown recently. I had just gotten done running an errand in the neighboring town, one I have rarely visited since leaving the area. I had the Black Crowes’ new album playing. I was still in my work clothes, ready to be done and back home, which was over an hour away.Continue reading “Can I Learn Anything from Nostalgia?”
Tomorrow, I mark off a milestone that’s been a long time coming: a bachelor’s degree in video and film production. Ten years after I first started at a community college, I’m finally getting my degree! It’s a moment I sometimes thought would never come. I took several semesters off, here and there for various reason.Continue reading “Is This The End? Or The Beginning?”
With the place I’ve been in lately (spoiler alert: a really bad one), I’ve been searching for answers. It hasn’t been a perfectly linear journey, but the things I have found have been eye-opening. Case in point: this wonderful, wonderful blog post from Therapy Beyond the Couch. It walks you through an exercise about your “deepestContinue reading “Who Am I Without All the Adjectives?”