All posts tagged: self discovery

Expectations Suck

Originally posted on Pos+ Casts:
I am a classic people pleaser. I don’t know how it happened or why I do it but I can not help but want to please everyone. I don’t mind it most of the time because I get an immense amount of gratification from it. I like that the people around me are happy. It makes me really happy too. I want everyone to be having a good time so I help facilitate it. I also know how most of my close friends will react to certain situations or what they are sensitive about so I try my hardest to cater to their needs. The problem that most people see with being a people pleaser is that you forget about yourself. Which I sometimes have a habit of doing but I honestly don’t mind. Hell, sometimes I don’t even notice. The major problem that I face or the thing that gets to me the most is when expectations arise. Because I do all of these things for people over and…

Unlocking the Secrets Behind Empathy

Originally posted on Weird and Wonderful:
Weird And Wonderful would love to explore the secrets of Empathy. I feel this is an ultimately important experience to write about, particularly when empathy is such a challenge for most individuals. This lead me to discover why and what part of the brain unlocks Empathy. The most amazing thing about empathy is being able to see the other person’s point of view. Being able to challenge the mind and feel those feelings – having the ability to come out with a reasonable and sound judgement or solution to the problem the other person is having. Are we trained as humans to be empathetic? I feel we are. It is not an easy emotion to have. The ones who are overly Empathetic can find it hard to actually be able to detach themselves from situations – especially when they have unleashed that part of their mind. I feel we can help one another out with this but I do think it is not a gift. I would love to…

Crazy Cat Girl in Portland: Waterfalls and Chinese Garden

Originally Posted on Crazy Cat Girl In addition to focusing on food carts and a cat café, I decided to spend my time in Portland and Oregon exploring scenic attractions. Starting 20 or so miles east of Portland, you can find the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, spanning 80 miles and containing 90 major waterfalls. The first stop: Vista House at Crown Point. Vista House was built in 1917 and is open daily, providing information and a place for visitors to stop and rest along the Columbia River Highway. From here, you can catch some great views of the Columbia River before heading further. I picked up a few souvenirs and some iced tea and then headed down the road in my silver rental hatchback to the first waterfall along the way – Latourell Falls. I followed the short uphill path to the lower falls but you can also keep hiking farther up. Read more…

6 Reasons Why I Dropped Out of College – And Maybe You Should Too

Originally Posted on Young&Twenty: The College Dropout isn’t an unheard of phrase. Neither is the High School “Victory Lap” or the concept of a lost and confused student. Do any of those terms ring relevant in your life, right now? Whether you’re about to start College with second thoughts about your course, or if you’re entering another year with dread … READ ON! A summary of my own experience: In 2009, I dropped out of a two-year Fashion Arts program after a year and three months into it. I found myself making one of the hardest decisions of my life. Write off a year and a half, or “troop through”until graduation. My decision: leave as fast as I could. I since returned to College where I graduated with a Media Communications diploma! Read more…