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)

Music and Art

The First Week Of Practice (Or Why My Flute Is My New Favorite Accessory)

The flute is my new favorite accessory. It’s shiny and silver so it clashes beautifully with my skin tone. It also has practical uses, like poking things. In particular, it’s great for pointing out hairball vomit on the carpet to Adam when you don’t want to get near it because it’s gross and he needs…… Continue reading The First Week Of Practice (Or Why My Flute Is My New Favorite Accessory)

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)