Life Lessons I Learned When I Worked in Retail

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 nearly 30 jobs in almost 15Continue reading “Life Lessons I Learned When I Worked in Retail”

The Guide to Recalibrating Your Priorities

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 change my perspective. It shattered me at first, but I bouncedContinue reading “The Guide to Recalibrating Your Priorities”

Can I Learn Anything from Nostalgia?

I drove through my hometown recently. I had the Black Crowes’ new album playing. I had just got done running an errand in the neighboring town. I was still in my work clothes, ready to be done and back home, which was over an hour away. I hadn’t expected my GPS to route me throughContinue reading “Can I Learn Anything from Nostalgia?”

Is This The End? Or The Beginning?

Tomorrow, I mark off a milestone that’s been a long time coming: a bachelor’s degree in video and film production. 10 years after I first started at a community college, I’m finally reaching that goal! It’s a moment I sometimes never thought would come. I took semesters off (having a baby will force your handContinue reading “Is This The End? Or The Beginning?”

Who Am I Without All the Adjectives?

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 postĀ from Therapy Beyond the Couch. It walks you through an exercise about your “deepestContinue reading “Who Am I Without All the Adjectives?”

Searching for Significance

  I crave significance. Why I do isn’t very important. When I say crave significance, I mean, from a young age, I have wanted my life to matter in a profound way. I fear being insignificant or meaningless. Through the years, I have tried all kinds of ways to create meaning. When I was aContinue reading “Searching for Significance”