“whelmed” • admitting weakness and submitting control

The other day I said to my coworker something I’ve said a thousand times… “I’m whelmed.” He looked at me quizzically. I continued, “Not overwhelmed or underwhelmed, but definitely moderately whelmed.” He laughed and said he’d never heard the phrase before. I say this often…but this particular time, it hit me a little bit differently.…

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“and I don’t even know you yet.”

Last night, I sat down to write “A Letter to My 2020 Self.”

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see brave, be brave.

I saw a photo yesterday on Instagram. I had to hunt awhile today to find it again because I wanted to make sure to share the words correctly. The author, @mariandrew, captioned this photo “counterintuitive life hacks.” It’s basically action to take if you feel something negative in your life. I didn’t really think much…

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+Encouragement, -Toxicity

“I made a conscious decision to be a better person. Well, scratch that. Perhaps, I acted with intent to strip away the years of negative self-talk, gossip, failed friendships, daggers in the back, and held-in bitterness that harbored so much hatred and hurt in my heart to reveal the person I have always been and have always wanted to be.”

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when things aren’t easy

“Yesterday, I may have failed my macroeconomics test.”

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Rose Colored Glasses

“I wish you could see you the way that I see you.” Has anyone ever heard the expression of wearing “rose colored glasses?” It means to see things in a way as if they may be better than they truly are. With the people I love, I guarantee that my glasses are the rosiest. When…

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looking beyond fear…

In my previous post I talked about my sense of adventure being overrun by fear. This week, it took all of my strength to not hyperventilate while the car I was in was weaving in and among the traffic of Minneapolis. Big cities are not my thing. Traffic sends my brain into overdrive and my…

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