Guilt is an emotion that I’ve become familiar with lately. Particularly the guilt that comes with wanting or desiring something that I feel like I’m not supposed to want or have. Guilt comes in many forms. Perhaps you feel guilty because you cheated on some work. Maybe you feel guilty because you ate that cookie […]
I recently received a very mean text message from a blocked number. This person told me their exact thoughts on my actions during my divorce. It was a very short message, but it was hurtful and rude. This immediately got my blood pumping and I became quite angry. How dare they, I thought. Who is […]
Who am I to expect any amount of success? I am merely 1 of over 7 billion (7,000,000,000!) people on this floating rock. Why should I expect that any success should be mine? The truth is I really shouldn’t. I have zero expectations that success should be bestowed upon me or given freely. Having that […]
A coworker of mine said that to me the other day, “C’mon Taylor, be realistic. You can’t do that. Be realistic.” I don’t even remember what we were talking about, but that phrase stuck with me. Be realistic. I’m here to say that is utter bullshit. I am done being realistic. I have lived my […]
I’ve delayed long enough. It is time for me to live. It is time for you to live. I spent too long putting this off. Just starting this filled me with fear, but the mere thought of doing it, filled me with excitement. What if I fail? What if they don’t like it? What if […]
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