As someone whose personal motto is carpe diem, I’ve been thinking a lot about time. What do we do with it? Who has it? Do busier people really get more done?
Right now, I’m in a concerning part of my life when I feel like I actually DO have time. Instead of the 65, 70+ hours I spent at work, I am now only working forty hours. And I find that I am actually less productive. Squeezing in less of the things I love to do than when I was under the pressure of a long workweek. Why is that?
I’m sure you’ve been hearing about the Quarter Life Crisis (“QLC”) all over the place. I’ve touched on it, my favorite blog Hello Giggles has written about it, heck, Huffington Post has an entire page dedicated to it. And apart from reading about it, I know that at least I have spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of the questions that come up with having such a crisis, and discussing this with my friends.
So before diving deeper into what the QLC really is, while a lot of people I know agree that they either went through a QLC or are going through it now, I was surprised to hear several Millennials say that they’ve either never experienced a QLC or vehemently oppose its existence, arguing that having such a crisis is just being overly dramatic or fussing over something that really doesn’t need to be over-analyzed. I’ve noticed that the general theme for those who do not believe in the QLC is that they don’t think that having an outward crisis is something they’ve ever had.
Have you ever looked at people who have it all? Their lives seem to be so easy, right? They have a fab job they love, or maybe a beautiful house with that cool swing hanging from a tree in their front yard, or they have a fancy hybrid that lets them save tons on gas, or they are married to like, the perfect guy who makes them oatmeal pancakes with apple chunks for breakfast on Sundays and does all the cleaning…
But then you look at the things that you love in your own life, and realize that they took years of sweat and hustling to achieve, right?
This will make sense as you read on… (hint: I just love Sherlock) – gif via
On Wednesday, I revealed that the sexual harassment that I was experiencing had FINALLY come to an end! And I shared rather vaguely what it felt like. I didn’t want to be dishonest or hide things. In fact, the opposite is true. I think that sometimes the best way to heal is to put things out into the open… for the twin reasons of admitting to yourself what happened and learning from how you handled things. Oh shoot, I should make those twins triplets, as connecting with others is the third reason to put things out into the open and move on.
Hey there, remember me? I know, I know, I disappeared again. But come on! This is me, Mirabelle. I had a good reason. No really!
Anyways, I’m working hard to get an awesome job, live healthy, find balance and stay positive… and things are looking up! (As I’m sure they are for my awesome readers – you are all WINNERS in my book!)
Have you ever really really wanted something? And then you try this, you try that… you do everything in your power to get it. But no matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you push, that thing just seems to be just out of your reach? You’ve gotten closer to it in on instant, the next it’s wayyyy out of your reach again?
Have you ever noticed people who are always negative? Whether they talk about themselves in a critical way, or if they constantly judge or gossip about others?
Well, this post isn’t about those people! This post is about YOU, my cheery and kind friends!
Being caring and interesting will always be remembered longer and harder than any of snooze-fests who see drama in everything.
Think back to your childhood, college memories or your first move to a new city… Who stands out? I guarantee that the role models that gave you wise advice, and friends that made you pee your pants from laughter fill up your memories… not the people that made life difficult. You know why? They’re not worth it. Sure there are some horrible moments that stand out, but I’m telling you, there are a million magical moments to each bad egg that tried to break your spirits.
Ok, so I was just enjoying a laid back Labor Day Weekend (i.e. took a WHOLE day off, completely!) and came across this wonderful article. (oops, took a while to post this little guy!)
Now I know that world peace isn’t being restored, but this is pretty game-changing for me. It’s pretty fabulous that the magazine has taken a stance on an issue that has typically only been discussed in women’s magazines, etc.
It’s great that the issue, which was once only discussed by us gals, is spreading to more manly publications.