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 change my perspective. It shattered me at first, but I bounced … Continue reading The Guide to Recalibrating Your Priorities
I drove through my hometown recently. The Black Crowes' new album was playing. I had just got done running an errand in the neighboring town. I was still in my work clothes. I hadn't expected my GPS to route me through the small town of 1,500 people, and I didn't expect the feelings I had … 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. 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 hand … 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 "deepest … Continue reading Who Am I Without All the Adjectives?
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 a … Continue reading Searching for Significance