Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels I'm not a patient person. I never have been. When I want something, I need to have it now. In fact, one of my earliest memories is my mom telling me to "be patient." I remember this vaguely because it was the first time I'd heard and understood what the word "patient" … Continue reading (Trying to) Practice Patience During COVID
Photo by Mithul Varshan from Pexels 8 months have come and gone and yet we still are. Ah quarantine, you ol' bastard. How I've (Unfortunately) Become More Materialistic I'm frugal. Not stingy, but let's just say I'm careful with how I spend my hard-earned money. I use my cash for experiences: Eating and drinking with friends. Day trips. … Continue reading This American Consumer Just Discovered Minimalism
Photo by Leigh Patrick from Pexels Welcome, all my beautiful, work-in-process perfectionists. Gather 'round, gather 'round. Do you ever get down on yourself for making a mistake? I do. And more often than I'd like to admit. I take a lot of pride in my work, and it is part of my job to be highly critical of the work … Continue reading Do You Have a Toxic Relationship With Perfectionism?
As far back as I can remember, I've had a love of language and words and stories. But, like so many people, I get in my own way: Fear. Self-doubt. Self-sabotage.
I'm unabashedly one of those people that loves self-improvement books, articles and advice. But, the problem is that I don't often incorporate the lessons into my life or change in any way. I'm trying to change that as I look for ways to decrease my anxiety and live a less-worrisome life. Here are the 5 … Continue reading You Live Some and You Learn Some: 5 Lessons I’m Trying to Abide by
For as far back as I can remember, I've been a worrier and over-thinker. Some of it was learned behavior, from close family members of mine, but, in retrospect, a lot of it was self-inflicted too. It reached an all-time high in college--I was a senior, studying, interning, trying to figure out my next step … Continue reading Confessions From a Fellow Anxiety Sufferer
Here in Los Angeles, we are going on five weeks since the mandated lockdown was issued. Although my remote job is keeping me busy during the 9-5, I've had some extra time to reflect and here are a few takeaways I want to share.
George and I embarked on a road trip from Los Angeles to Zion National Park last June. I'd seen pictures of Zion but didn't really know what to expect. Boy was I blow away at the beauty of the park--red rock majesties, green oases, desert swamps. We saw it all.
George, my finance, and I are big foodies, so this list is mostly little hole-in-the-wall, off-the-beaten-path type of restaurants we discovered on a whim.
As I'm sure many of you are too, I've been in quarantine for a few weeks now. In my isolation, I've found solace in my favorite pastime: reading.