I was recently talking to a coworker and somehow it came up that part of why she loves being around me is because I am animated when I talk. She said some other things as well, but all I heard was that. My mind zoned out on the compliment in shock. I am animated? What? … Continue reading Animated
Author: Failing Imperfectly
It Isn’t Easy
Reinventing yourself isn’t easy. You can feel confident and write it out with a fire you haven’t felt in a long time, but actually doing it, that is the hard part. It’s like you are torn between these two personalities and don’t know which one is real. It’s kind of feels like an identity crisis. … Continue reading It Isn’t Easy
…autistic. Yes, you read that right. In common terms, I received my diagnosis on April 20, 2022. Right in the middle of Autism Awareness Month. In the terms I would like to use, my autistic diversity was confirmed. There is a lot of misinformation about autism and there are a lot of misconceptions about the … Continue reading I am…
The last two years have been transformative for me and I haven’t wanted to admit that it was because of the pandemic. But it was. Right before the pandemic started, I joined a small startup business after having been laid off the week after Thanksgiving. I was going to make 2020 my year. I was … Continue reading Version #3
Last week I talked about criticism. This week I want to talk about self-criticism. I have spent as much of my life criticizing myself as I have been criticized by others. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “we are our own worst critic,” well it’s true. I am most definitely my own worst critic. But … Continue reading Self-Criticism
Criticism can come in many forms and from just about anybody. Not only do we receive criticism, but we also give it, sometimes without even realizing we are. A lot of people, myself included, have a deep fear of criticism. Sometimes that fear is all-encompassing, sometimes it is about specific forms of criticism. And sometimes … Continue reading Criticism
Body Love is the title of a book by Kelly Leveque that I have read and loosely use to guide my nutrition. I say loosely because I have not been as intentional as I would like. But nutrition isn’t necessarily what I want to talk to you about today. Today I want to talk about … Continue reading Body Love
Getting What You Want
Brendan Burchard recently posted a quote on his Instagram that got me thinking. The quote stated, “Perhaps the universe isn't giving you what you want because based on all of your distractions it is simply unclear what you are asking for.” I’ve been asking for a whole lot lately, and some of what I’ve been … Continue reading Getting What You Want
Living My Core Values
I have talked about determining what your core values are, but I haven’t really talked about how I apply my core values to my everyday life. I’ve been working really well to be intentional in living into my core values and I’d like to share with you some of what I’ve been doing. To get … Continue reading Living My Core Values
Positivity or Toxic Positivity?
I am a friend who feels deeply and cares tremendously about those close to me. When a friend is hurting, I want to help them heal. When a friend is confused, I want to help them find clarity. When a friend is happy, I want to share in their joy. I am right beside my … Continue reading Positivity or Toxic Positivity?