My mom was married to a meanie for four years of my childhood. He was her second husband--a quick rebound after she and my dad divorced. He was a narcissistic a-hole who was verbally, and physically, abusive. Thankfully my mom and older step-brother shielded me from the grunt of his rage, he did take some … Continue reading Big Girls Don’t Cry (But Actually We Do Because We Are Human, So Deal With It)
Now that we are all working remotely (for now), I feel so much more “enmeshed” with my job. My typical work-life balance has been blurred, and in some cases obliterated. It was a sharp adjustment, last March, when we were all thrown into always-on WFH life. Work started to bleed into home life. And even months … Continue reading A Breakdown: The Problem With Basing Your Whole Identity on Your Career
Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels I'm not a patient person. I never have been. When I want something, I need to have it now. In fact, one of my earliest memories is my mom telling me to "be patient." I remember this vaguely because it was the first time I'd heard and understood what the word "patient" … Continue reading (Trying to) Practice Patience During COVID
Photo by Leigh Patrick from Pexels Welcome, all my beautiful, work-in-process perfectionists. Gather 'round, gather 'round. Do you ever get down on yourself for making a mistake? I do. And more often than I'd like to admit. I take a lot of pride in my work, and it is part of my job to be highly critical of the work … Continue reading Do You Have a Toxic Relationship With Perfectionism?
I'm unabashedly one of those people that loves self-improvement books, articles and advice. But, the problem is that I don't often incorporate the lessons into my life or change in any way. I'm trying to change that as I look for ways to decrease my anxiety and live a less-worrisome life. Here are the 5 … Continue reading You Live Some and You Learn Some: 5 Lessons I’m Trying to Abide by
For as far back as I can remember, I've been a worrier and over-thinker. Some of it was learned behavior, from close family members of mine, but, in retrospect, a lot of it was self-inflicted too. It reached an all-time high in college--I was a senior, studying, interning, trying to figure out my next step … Continue reading Confessions From a Fellow Anxiety Sufferer
Here in Los Angeles, we are going on five weeks since the mandated lockdown was issued.
Although my remote job is keeping me busy during the 9-5, I've had some extra time to reflect and here are a few takeaways I want to share.