The End is Nigh.

Thus far, my 20s have been a roller coaster of life events and emotions. I finished college! I had my heart broken. I went on terrible dates! I lost people I loved dearly. I made friends who know me better than I know myself! I got fired. I got a better job!

I’ve always gotten myself in trouble with expectations. For as long as I can remember, I’ve planned how an event or milestone should be and been disappointed when the right song wasn’t playing or the dialogue I’d envisioned turned to be just in my imagination. The more I recognize this problem in myself, the more I try to think of the life events in abstract terms.

Now it’s my birthday. I don’t know what I expected of 29, but it’s giving me the heebie jeebies about 30. 30! Should I be in a similar place as the girls I grew up with? Married with kids – though not always in that order. Or is it normal that I’m in a similar place to the friends I made in college? Working hard on achieving dreams. Is the difference in paths just semantics?

What’s the theme of your 20s? My 20s are about learning. About myself. About friends. About strangers. About the world. I hope that I will always learn, but I also hope that at some point I’ll just know.

So the countdown begins. Do you think I’ll feel like a grown up by this time next year?

Birthday cake and sparkles.

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It’s Wednesday

I don’t quite understand why days of the week have different feelings. There’s probably a study on it somewhere, right? Even if it’s un-scientific, it’s true. Your coworker tells you they have a Case of the Mondays, you understand immediately. Your best friend texts you Tuesday afternoon and thinks it’s Thursday. I dare you to define a feeling greater than waking up in a panic because your alarm didn’t go off and you’re late for work, only to realize it’s Sunday.

So, today is Wednesday. We’re almost there. Just a few more emails, teleconferences, and a looming presentation stand between you and the weekend or, at least, Thursday.

Take a deep breath, friend. You’ll be fine.

Wednesday Addams Deep Breath

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I’m sitting on my couch, wrapped in a blanket, unsure of what step to take next. I have so many things that I need to accomplish – both for my immediate and long-term well-being – that I don’t know where to start. I’m easily overwhelmed, I suppose, and clearly prone to anxiety, but it’s really no excuse. I need to get my shit together.

On that subject – if anyone wants to help me get my shit together by finally finishing my Skillcrush class and publishing my website, I could really use a tutor.

The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.

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You've always had the power.

Key to failure is trying to please everyone.

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Great people try.