I work in an industry where I spend a majority of my time advising clients to "just write." "Get those ideas down on paper." "All that genius isn't helping anyone by swirling around in circles inside your head!" Ignoring the "genius" line, I should really be lecturing myself. As usual, my fear of doing something … Continue reading everything looks perfect from far away
After taking a much-longer-than-intended hiatus, I'm finally making some noise with the obligatory oh-my-god-now-I'm-30 post. (Of course I am. I'm a millenial. Our entire problem-solving process is a mental Thought Catalog article.) So here I am, entering my fourth decade, wiser and more confident than I was 10 years before. My 20s were a blur … Continue reading you’re confident but not really sure
There comes a time for doing, and there comes a time for thinking. December has been the latter for most of us -- reflection about the previous 12 months, and contemplation about the 12 months ahead. As mentioned earlier, I'm going through a pretty dreamy post-graduation period, which has fallen on the cusp of the end … Continue reading it’s time to begin, isn’t it?
Finish thesis and get my master's degree? Check! Feel proud and accomplished and over the moon? In theory, yes. But I don't. The problem with perfectionism is you're never truly done. Every time you finish a goal, it feels unreal. Even if you've spent years working toward it. ESPECIALLY then. I feel a little like … Continue reading a combination of strong and lost
Justin Timberlake got married on Friday. And while I really never expected him to choose me as his wife out of millions of adoring women, I'm still feeling a little heartbroken about it. When you're a Single Woman in a land of Married People, you hang onto the fairy-tale dreams that plagued your teenage days, even … Continue reading there was too much of him to simply disappear
Last week's office gossip was punctuated by many epic debates: To brunch or not to brunch? Ice cream versus froyo? Watching movies or actually living life? Whiskey instead of scotch? Is it cool to hate someone who hates something you love? But the overarching theme: Which is the better Pacific Northwest city -- Seattle or Portland? … Continue reading where all the young people go to retire
I'm going to go from bragging about what a good reader I am to whining about what a terrible student I am. School is hard, y'all. I'm in the process of writing a thesis about the work-life balance. The sweet irony is that my life has been (and will continue to be) really unbalanced as … Continue reading we don’t need no education