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Learning To Love Being Single

Learning To Love Being Single

Growing up, I considered people in their twenties to be lightyearsย older than I was. It seemed like those years were so far out of reach at the time. As I planned out my future through the Sim’s game, I concluded that I would be married by 26 with three kids, four ponies, and a healthy amount of cheat codes that would get me through all of life’s obstacles. Let’s face it, I didn’t have the most common sense growing up… I mean, I wanted to name my first-born “Shockey” for God’s sake.

Well, my 8th birthday turned into 9ย and my 15th into 22. Needless to say, the plan that I envisioned for myself did not turn out the way I thought it would. At age 25, I can’t imagine getting married anytime soon, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be ready for children, and ponies scare the f*ck out of me.

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Travel

Why You Should Travel The World In Your Twenties

Why You Should Travel The World In Your Twenties

When I announced that I would be putting off school for a semester to backpack Europe for two months, everyone thought I was insane. I was faced with questions like “How are you going to afford that?” and “What are you going to do about school?” Although I didn’t have the answer to either of those questions, I booked the flight and went anyway. And you know what? That was the best decision I’ve ever made. Since then, I have been traveling the world and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. As the saying goes…

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Personal Development

Catching Criticism: The Life of a Creative

Catching Criticism: The Life Of A Creative

Last week, I ran into a friend that brought up my writing… in a negative way. We had fallen out of touch and when the subject came to up in conversation, she explained that she didn’t even know me anymore. She went on to claim that nothing I have been writing sounds like it came from me and that she has discussed it with my friends behind my back.

As you can imagine, I was a little speechless… I mean, I knew that there would be gossip floating around once I began this journey but hearing it from one of my “best friends” really cut me to the core.

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Business

Coworker From Hell? Here’s What You Should Do.

Coworker From Hell? Here's What You Should Do.

Once in a blue moon, you have to work with the worst person ever. They’re negative, they radiate bad energy, and they’re just an all around ass head. So how do you handle a difficultย coworker? Do you confront them with middle fingers blazing and demand a brawl in the parking lot? Do you quit your job and drive until you see the ocean? Maybe. But let’s come up with some better ideas.

Luckily, millennials are changing the workplace and it’s no longer OK for coworkers to be unhappy in their environment. These days, employee satisfaction is non-negotiable so your situationย is no longer set in stone. So, if you find yourself dealing with a difficult coworker, this is what you do:

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Personal Development

What I Learned From Watching 13 Reasons Why

What I Learned From 13 Reasons Why

High school can be a real bitch. Even though there are hundreds of people around you, you’ve never felt so alone. Everything matters. The length of your skirt, what kind of shoes you’re wearing, how you walk, talk, and laugh. It’s insane. One wrong move and you’re as good as dead.

Watching 13 Reasons Why brought back some scary memories. Guys that were a year older than me telling me to kill myself on Facebook, crying in my Spanish teacher’s classroom before school, telling my therapist I couldn’t live like this anymore… I look back on my younger self and my heart sinks. What if I was pushed to the edge? What would’ve been the “last straw”?

If you knew me back then you wouldn’t have recognized the pain I was in. I always had a smile on my face and a joke in my mouth. I acted like the rumors didn’t bother me but on the inside I was screaming for help.

I don’t tell you this to pity me. I tell you this as a warning. It’s so important to keep your eyes open and to pay attention. Don’t brush off bullying like it’s no big deal. It’s a big fucking deal.

I was on the other side too, ya know… I was the bully in some circumstances and I try to make up for it every day. I pushed people around and made them feel insecure about themselves. I mean, I couldn’t be the only miserable one right? I want to believe I’m a better person these days. I smile at strangers, I give to charities, I have friends from all different backgrounds. But I still make mistakes. I talk shit, I judge others, and I hold grudges but watching 13 Reasons Why brought all of this to light.

We’re not perfect but this isn’t an excuse to have a mean-spirited soul. You never know what someone is going through. You never know how much a simple “hello” could mean to a random person. You’re no better than anyone else and no one is better than you. God made us EQUALLY in his image. You don’t get a gold star because you drive a Ferrari and have perfectly straight teeth. You’re just like everyone else.

So follow the golden rule and be the reason why someone chooses to live today. You have NO IDEA what your kindness could mean to the world in this moment.

 

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