My Five-Minute Rule

So several months ago, I made a rule for myself: If I see something that needs to get done & it can be completed within 5 minutes, I'll do it immediately.  It doesn't sound Earth-shattering or full of wisdom. But this metarule has saved me time & energy. The catch is it means I have to …

Hugs

As long as I can remember, I've always loved hugs. It's number two on my love languages ("physical touch"), right after "acts of service." Even being a little girl, I craved being held & loved on. I'm perfectly happy to be in someone's arms & to feel their love for me. Just to clarify... I …

Giving advice

Within this past week, I've had two of my best friends take my advice regarding their personal situations. Both thanked me & said it really helped them. Part of me is over the moon to help my friends & another part of me is weirded out. Here's why: For years, I had this best friend, …

Proudly selfish

Being selfish has such a negative connotation but there is a positive one as well. You can't become so others-focused that you neglect your own life. There are times when you need to pull back & focus on you. It makes me think of this quote & visual: And much like that teacup, I've been …

100!

Woo hoo! I've hit 100 posts! Mazel tov! Here are some fun stats - a sampling, if you will. All links will open in a new window because that's a pet peeve of mine. 😉 Most popular: - My "To Use" List - Eponine - 11:11 Least popular: - Stripping down to my foundation - Happy …

Dafuq?

Louise Belcher is my spirit animal. A conversation I had with a close friend earlier today - Me: I don't understand why people are so into her. Nothing she says is earth-shattering. Why are people wowed by her "wisdom?" Friend: To be fair, these are the same people who think mayonnaise is spicy. So I …

Giving gifts

I briefly mentioned a while back how whenever I receive a gift, I have this strong desire to reciprocate. This internal drive goes off that I need to match the giver's gift, or if possible, give a greater one. If Jane Doe spent $20 on a present, I should too. Sometimes, like around the holidays, …