The Fault In Food Wastage
“Make sure you eat every bite,” my mom would say. This sentence would follow me into adulthood, and I’m overweight and trying to create a better relationship with food, but that is only one problem with food wastage. I didn’t waste the food by eating it, but I did by…
Learning to Trust
I am a hypochondriac, and I probably have a generalized anxiety disorder. I’ve always been aware of the consequences of actions. I’ve almost always played it safe. I weigh out the risks. It was tough as a kid when I had wild siblings, who seemed to do everything without thinking…
Unexpected Consequences of Living in the Past
Unexpected consequences of reliving all the terrible things that happened in the past are something that can hurt you in your present and future. We know that memories fade, but if you are reliving all the bad ones, they won’t fade. What do you have left when you get tired of reliving them? Did you ever try to do that and realized that many good memories are gone? Some of the good memories I have lost are the ones of my youngest sister, who passed away. We were six years apart. She was six when she passed. My memories are only strong in general from when I was nine or ten. She was three or four then. That means I should have two or three solid years of beautiful memories of her before her passing. I don’t. That time was the first most challenging time of my life, and I would go back to those days and remember all the bad things that hurt me. I don’t know why I would relive it over again constantly. So when I became tired and tried to remember the good times, there wasn’t much left. I can barely reminisce about the good times with my siblings because not much is left. That is what I did to myself, and I didn’t know that, but I do now; a little too late.
So, you want to find your ideal career?
The one worth waking up or staying up for. The one that is supposed to not feel like work. I know something that might help you to figure it out. People say to find something that makes you happy, something you’re passionate about, and something that allows you to help others. You might even hear that you should look for a job that umbrellas what you like to do. There’s one more simple element. You also need to forget about the cost of schooling, forget about having talent, and forget about time. All you need to answer is what you would love to do if none of those things was a factor. You can make it happen if you really want it. It might not be traditional, but everyone has their own journey. It will help if you have faith in your passion for whatever you want to do. Become an expert at it and go for it. Could you find a way to make it happen? Reach out to others. Let everyone know what you want to do because you never know when you’ll run into someone who can and is willing to help you.
Should we make an effort?
There are people we’ve come across in our lives, and we’ve probably wondered if we should make an effort to get to know them. We’ve probably even asked if they were worth the effort. The thing is, we don’t know until we try. My good friend (read as ‘best friend’…
Pregnant at sixteen
So, I wasn’t pregnant at sixteen, but I knew girls who did become pregnant at sixteen. It seemed like all the girls in the trailer park were getting pregnant. I couldn’t understand it. It seemed like they were getting pregnant and getting their trailer down the street from their parents…
Growing up poor: My Perspective
I’m sure people are aware of the effects of growing up poor. I had a first-hand experience of it. I know there are many more programs and support for kids who are currently growing up poor, but when I was a kid, it seemed like all there was at the time was White Christmas. I appreciated it. I got a boom box, which helped my love and fascination for music grow. As an adult who was once a poor kid, I see a gap between myself and others who did not grow up poor. The most significant gap is probably in knowledge. It makes you feel like you are behind, an outsider, or even that you are part of a cycle that you can’t break out of. You might not even know the different things you lack unless someone points them out to you. When I got older, I became jealous of all the things set up for kids; not just poor kids. I’m happy now if kids today have it better than I did because I believe in the progress, and I wouldn’t want them to suffer. What should we do about the adults that didn’t have programs for them when they were kids? Do they just get left behind? They don’t deserve to be a part of a cycle. Something should happen for the child in them that was failed, but what?