Showing posts from August, 2020

Reminder to Self and Reminder to You

Be brave. Do it scared. Refer to the sections “Scary, Scary, Scary” (page 12), “Defending Your Weakness” (page 16), “Fear Is Boring” (page 19), “The Fear You Need and the Fear You Don’t Need” (page 22), and “The Road Trip” (page 24) in Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Do you have the courage? Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.”

 -Jack Gilbert (from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert , p. 7)

Ramblings Inspired by My Weekly Life Crises/Y’all Are My Therapists

God, where do I start with this post? So many things make this thought come up: Filling out an About Me online, thinking of an interesting fact for introductions in a new class, thinking about what to do with any free time I get, thinking about who I am outside of what I do for others, thinking about living a life out of college and with a job and before having kids. My gut instinct is to go from college to having kids because what else is there to do? Living life is what there is to do, but what does that look like? I refuse to spend my life working, eating, sleeping, cooking, cleaning, running errands, and scrolling on social media. I don’t know what I like to do. That’s kind of a lie. There are things I think I would like doing, but I really don’t know because I’m too scared to try them. What are they? Building Legos, writing, making YouTube videos. What am I scared of? Looking stupid and wasting my time. I think about using these things to generate main or side income, and I think