No offense to Elenor Roosevelt but screw the advice of “Do one thing every day that scares you.” If you’re an anxiety-ridden perfectionist like myself – daily life is already enough to scare you.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction or The Secret or “manifesting” but if you haven’t I’ll give you the Cliff Notes. The Law of Attraction is just attracting into your life what you want. You can pick anything in this world and with mental focus and some action, the universe will bring whatever it is to you. That’s right – whatever you’re thinking about – you can bring into your physical reality by thinking about it.
To be honest, I probably wouldn’t believe in the Law of Attraction had I not experienced it myself. It all sounds so woo-woo and too good to be true. However, after having had three undeniable experiences I’m a firm believer in trusting the Universe.
Are you the type of person that feels like anything you do you should be looking for ways to make money off of it? Hobbies don’t really feel fun anymore because you’re no longer enjoying them ever since you think you ‘should’ be making money off it.
Working remote requires a different set of skills than working in the office. As a remote employee, you have to be self-disciplined and intrinsically motivated. No longer will someone walk into your office to check on you throughout the day and you might just find yourself spending just a little too much time on Zillow looking at homes you’ll buy once you win the lottery. (That can’t just be me!)
It’s hard to believe but I started this blog almost four years ago! I was fresh out of college and had started working in corporate America as a financial analyst. Right out of the gate the job was not enjoyable. The pay was low, the benefits were shotty and there were terrible people to work with. After applying for roughly a billion other jobs and being rejected – I decided a side hustle may help me hate my life just a little less. That’s how I decided to start blogging. I figured that I read a lot, was going through my own stuff and I noticed that I would frequently help my friends with their issues.
Dear 15-Year-Old Self,
Your hair looks great. Your clothes are cute. You look good! Trust me, you’ll look back at this time and go, “Wow, I’m glad I didn’t dress like the other girls. I’m kinda proud I wore my brother’s old t-shirts and rocked the tomboy look hard.”
We all know that one rodent that gets into your yard no matter how hard you try to keep it out. Ya know that one that sneaks through the tiniest of holes in the fence and hides out in the tall grass while you’re peacefully sunbathing on the patio.
They say people write to help themselves work through something. I write because it helps my brain organize my mess of thoughts and sometimes something useful comes out! The following article about my dilemma with Competition is no exception.
Have you ever been around people who make you feel like an alien or like you maybe have 5 heads? Sure! Everyone has gotten that vibe before. What if you have to CONSTANTLY be around critical individuals? What do you do then? Well over the last 5 years, I’ve had A LOT of experience with it.
Hey, my name is Helene. I am a blogger living in Seattle, WA.
This blog is where I sit down with my (electronic) Pencil, Paper and my (real) dog Pearl and write about all of the things I Wish Someone Had Told Me.