Failure · Reflection

On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

On The Perception of Time One of my least favorite parts of being an adult is the perception of time. Remember when you were a kid and waiting 5 minutes was the equivalent of cruel and unusual punishment according to the Kids’ Principles of Fun? Well now, 4 hours free in the evening somehow isn’t…… Continue reading On The Tribulations Of ‘Wanting’ (Or Why I Decided To Stop Worrying And Do What I Love)

Failure · Reflection

A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

The Marshmallow Test is a well-known psychological experiment that studies delayed gratification. Essentially, a child is given a marshmallow and told that they can eat it immediately or wait several minutes and be given a second marshmallow to eat. The results of this study found that children who are able to delay gratification early tend…… Continue reading A One-Month Roundup (Or Why I Would Definitely Fail The Marshmallow Test)

Games · Reflection

For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

One unintended benefit of my decision to subscribe to a real newspaper is that I now have easy access to a crossword puzzle. I LOVE crossword puzzles. I used to buy compilations of them at bookstores. My favorite anthology was probably an assortment of all the best Monday puzzles from the New York Times. For those of…… Continue reading For Love Of Crossword Puzzles (Or Anything Can Be A Competition If You Try Hard Enough)

Failure · New Hobbies · Reflection

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Or How To Motivate The Laziest Person On Earth)

The Problem: I am the laziest person I have ever met. I’m not lazy in a super obvious way. (In my professional iteration, I like to think I’m a hardworking, high-value employee who produces good quality work very efficiently. Mostly because they pay me and keeping busy means the days go by faster.) Instead, I’m…… Continue reading Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Or How To Motivate The Laziest Person On Earth)

Reflection

How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Webster’s dictionary defines “success” … eww. No. I can’t even joke about how awful that cliche is. In fairness though, I did kind of struggle writing this post. Not for any insightful or intellectual reason – mostly because I’m tired and it’s an inhumane 8 degrees outside. Anyway, you’re probably thinking, “What monsters raised this woman -…… Continue reading How Did I Turn Out This Way? (Or Why My Parents Are Way Cooler Than Me)

Failure · Reflection

Are You Not Entertained? A List of All the Hobbies I’ve Ever Tried

This is actually going to be 2 lists – “the things I’ve tried and failed at” and “the things I know how to do but for some reason don’t.” The Things I’ve Tried and Failed At: Sports. In all forms. I’m pretty lazy by nature and running around just to get all sweaty is just…ugh.…… Continue reading Are You Not Entertained? A List of All the Hobbies I’ve Ever Tried

Reflection

Stick to What You’re Good at (And Why This Is The Worst Advice I Ever Received)

I used to have hobbies. In elementary school I could entertain myself for hours. I read everything in sight and created whole worlds out of Sculpey (my creations still take up a whole shelf in my mother’s dining room hutch). I liked to paint and draw and play outside. We also had a great dress-up…… Continue reading Stick to What You’re Good at (And Why This Is The Worst Advice I Ever Received)