7 Photo Projects to Start on January 1st | Photojojo. I have a habit of taking on too many projects. I'm sure it's a sign - I'm either missing something or I need something which I can feel passionate about, something to wake up and be eager to get started on each morning. Actually, both of those are the same thing, aren't they? Do you take on too much and yet never feel that drive and passion for any one of them in the long run? Instead you just have an awful lot of things filling up your to-do list, or filling drawers with half-finished projects. The secret must be to find the one. However, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find, the one.
If making that leap of faith is something you want to do, here are 3 ways to make it easier. Some of life’s best moments come with both fear and excitement attachedvia The Confidence Catch-22 | The Confidence Guy.
It’s not easy to take action when you’re not feeling confident enough to take action, but that’s no reason not to do it.
- Are you both scared and excited? Fear is pretty much guaranteed, but are you also feeling excited about what might happen? Some of life’s best moments come with both fear and excitement attached – if both are there you gotta jump on.
- You’ve fallen on your arse before. You’ve screwed up and looked silly before, and while it probably wasn’t your best moment you’re still here and are still going strong. What matters is picking yourself up, not falling down.
- Remember what matters. Taking a leap becomes easier if you’re completely aware of what you’re jumping towards. If what you’re jumping onto means something to you and has a personal relevance, it becomes a no-brainer.
I think I would have enjoyed being an advice column writer. But, I'm not sure I would have been able to see things from every point of view, predicted every reaction and then been comfortable telling people what to do and have the responsibility for whatever happens, the fall out. That's a bit scary. As an advice column writer you want to do more good than harm and yet, you can only know as much as you are told in one letter. There is always more to a situation and hidden details that could change your whole point of view (and the advice you would give) if you knew more. Of course, that's why most advice columnists (if not all of them) write a statement pretty much explaining they are not omnipotent and can't take responsibility for whatever happens to people who take their advice. It does sound like a bit of a cop-out. Here you are, giving advice and then telling people you aren't responsible for it. However, it would be stupid not to have that kind of statement. There is no way one advice columnist (especially those who tend to give pretty biased advice) can know every eventuality and accept blame for whatever happens. Still, it would be an interesting writing job. I'd do it. I think I would even give good, sensible advice. Unless I was having a bad day, got a bit too cocky and full of my own powers or became angry and then lost my perspective.
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I “Accidentally” Read My Mom’s Diary Over The Holidays And It Turned Out Terribly | xoJane. I think it would be one thing, if you had never known her. If she was deceased and you wanted to get to know who she was. But, in that case you would not be reading her thoughts about yourself as an adult. My Mother does keep a diary. But, she encourages all of us to write in it too. So, I do read her notes and she reads mine. This kind of diary is filtered through your personal censor as you write it, knowing others will be reading it. In the case of our family, we don't filter much. Things are pretty open and we aren't waging battles against each other, holding grudges, etc. The post on xoJane was written by a daughter in a different kind of relationship with her Mother. I don't think she ever should have read that diary. She had no right to pick it up and read anything in there. Using the excuse of finding it is pretty awful and kind of phony. There are all kinds of things you might find in a bedside night table drawer - to pick out the most personal and read it is really arrogant and disrespectful. This was my comment on the post, written thinking of my Dad who is now deceased.
For me it wasn't my Mother but my Dad. Still,.I would never have read his diary or put his private thoughts online for anyone to read. You can't control what your Mother says, does or thinks. But you should work on your own actions. Just because a diary is in a drawer, rather than locked up, does not mean you should sit there and read it. You and your Mother seem to feed off each other. If neither of you changes things will stay the same. If you want love from her you could at least not treat her like "the enemy". It's not easy to ignore all the history in your relationship but if you act like you're in battle - always trying to win something from her, it just won't ever work out. Neither of you will get the type of relationship you want because you both focus on your own needs and winning rather than (if not giving something) at least not taking something.