The mighty meh

I truly am doing my best to keep my head above water and not to succumb to this depression. According to Ms. Therapist I’m doing well at it but to me it feels like I’m putting up with a “pile of shit”, to borrow from the creative genius of Drop Dead Fred.   Sure I’m going to…

Respond not React – Weekly Therapy Takeaways No. 01

Weekly Therapy Takeaways No. 1 from Jessie Does Life – Respond not react and other helpful life advice for good mental health

2016 In Review – the Tumultuous First Half

I wanted to recap my year, for my own failing memory purposes, and figured I may as well share with you how it’s all gone down, the lovely as roses bits, the gory murder-y bits, and the sad rom-com bits where they never quite end up together. It ain’t all sunshine and daisies! But in…

Opportunities for Storytelling

I’ve heard many people say “Oh, you don’t want to hear about me, I’m boring.” That is a pet peeve of mine. NO ONE is boring. EVERYONE has a story to tell. Even if you’ve led the “typical life” and work the “typical job” and go home to the “typical family”, I know somewhere in…

The Danger of Perceived Security

During my business conference an instructor quoted Helen Keller and it struck a chord. There truly is no such thing as security. My life right now is about trying to build myself up to be as solid as possible – independent from codependency, debt, possessions, and the need for approval. During this time I’m also…

Ten Quick Things I Learned from Dr. Tererai Trent*

I just got back from the 2016 National Women’s Leadership Conference* and have returned with more laser-point focus than ever this year. I may have finally stepped far enough outside of my comfort zone to really connect with my tribe of awesome business women (and a couple men). I still owe travel posts on my trip to…

Negotiating the Non-Negotiable

The Non-Negotiable By internet definition this is something that is “not open to discussion or modification.” ┬áIn my current world this is something that hinders the development of a relationship, in other words, a deal-breaker.   Dating at 22 Ahh, to be young, most likely tipsy, broke, and relatively care-free again. ┬áRecently out of college,…