The False Value of First Impressions

The False Value of First Impressions

The more new people I meet, the less I believe in the validity of the first impression. First impressions can be perfectly orchestrated and controlled. Practiced and perfected based on social nicety and experience. What a flawed science a first impression really is. They are the shallowest way to know a person and the most [...]

Why Am I So Anxious?

Why Am I So Anxious?

Hello, Anxiety. Showing up again uninvited and empty-handed. Creating a feeling of non-belonging where it doesn't belong. Tightening a vice in my chest where air should be flowing freely. Turning insignificant decisions into behemoth choice beasts. Causing me to worry about things that will never come to fruition. Telling me I'm not good enough because [...]

Why I Quit My Job

Why I Quit My Job

I quit my full-time job to be a full-time me. I'm not the first person to do that and I certainly won't be the last but, when you make these kinds of choices, people tend to have questions. Questions: "You mean you don't have another full-time job lined up right now?" "Aren't you terrified?" Answers: [...]