Letting Go of Dreams

Today I let go of a dream.

I threw away a game that I bought many years ago. It is a really simple dominos game. Like many old board and card games I have possibly outgrown, I simply kept it. Let it collect dust in my cupboard and its components turn yellow.

Looking at the rotting thing and its other aging companions in my cupboard, I wondered last night why I ever kept them. I don’t think I was holding on to them. I was holding on to some dreams, hopes and wishes they represented.

I was holding to the dream that my mom and I could have a fun and playful relationship well into my 20s. I was holding onto the hope that one day my brother would play opposite me, battling out typical sibling rivalry through board games.

It took years to realize some dreams aren’t meant to come true. And Continue reading

Take a dig at yourself!

There is nothing about my nose you can tell me that I haven’t thought of myself.

We all have those moments when we feel a bit low and your self-esteem’s somewhere near the bottom of the Grand Canyon. People usually say to think of how kind you are or how much your friends adore you or some other better thing about yourself to pick yourself up. I am not like other people – I am a self-proclaimed weirdo. So I am going to say instead, take a dig at yourself!

Now before you start calling me crazy (you will be better informed to do so after reading the full post), I am not saying beat yourself up and be overly self-critical and hate yourself. Quite the opposite actually. Learn to laugh at yourself and then love yourself. Now I don’t know if this would really work for anyone besides myself but that’s why this post is in the Questionable Life Advice category.

Let’s take a trivial example, say my nose.

Now I haven’t had someone actually tell me anything negative about my nose but it is something I am overly aware of, especially since I look at myself in every reflective surface I pass by. It isn’t massive but it is big enough to bother me. So instead Continue reading