comparison

I think we have all, at one point or another, been trapped in the icky, sticky comparison game. Maybe it was a coworker who excels at the job, a social media friend who has it all together, a couple whose relationship is dreamy, or a person with a shared passion whose craft or business is…

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So you’re in deep

(that’s what she said) Immature jokes aside, I’m talking about being deep in a dark, wonky brain hole. Maybe you can’t even see the light when you look up. Maybe it’s too cold to feel anything and you have no energy left to move. Or maybe it’s so burning hot you can’t think straight because…

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stream of consciousness

I’m scared if I don’t write, don’t get some of what’s on my mind out, I’ll have another panic attack in the middle of the night and not be able to sleep. I think I’m tired from the day, think I’ve taken in too much information and my brain doesn’t have the capacity to sort…

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Your feelings aren’t stupid.

Your feelings are not stupid. It’s not stupid you’re hung up on your ex. It’s not stupid you’re mortified someone pointed out your weight gain. It’s not stupid you’re obsessed with the thought you’ll make the wrong decision if you pick this opportunity over that one. It’s not stupid you’re still angry at that person…

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To My College Self

Dear College Alissa, ONE: Give others a chance to count you in before you count yourself out. Yeah, you’re quirky and awkward. There’s no real way to avoid that. But you’re also pretty funny and are genuinely interested in basically everyone. That’s cool and most people actually like you when you give them a chance.…

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