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Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

My first Halloween after I became a teenager, I remember asking my dad how I would know when it was time for me to stop trick-or-treating. I couldn’t imagine a time would ever come when I wasn’t interested in trick-or-treating anymore. My dad’s birthday is on Halloween, so we’ve always had a big party, and up until then, going trick-or-treating with my cousins was part … Continue reading Outgrowing Your Comfort Zone

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“Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

One of the things that I have always struggled with is the idea of the “comfort zone.”  As someone who strived to succeed from a young age, I was always looking for ways to improve and get ahead. Every leadership seminar, self-improvement book, and life coach that I talked to discussed the importance of getting out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You … Continue reading “Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

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Coming out of a Depressive Episode

(TW Depression) Coming out of a depressive episode is so weird. For me, anyway. Back when I was in the midst of a depressive episode, making plans was daunting and I usually made them hoping that they would just fall through and I could stay in the comfort of my own home. Leaving the house was always a crapshoot because sometimes I would be fine … Continue reading Coming out of a Depressive Episode

Do I Need Shoes for This Meeting or Nah?

After three years with my current company, I have definitely branded myself in a few different ways around the office. Currently, I’m working on becoming the Chocolate Girl by purchasing an exorbitant amount of Lindt truffles and offering them up to (read as: forcing them on) my team during that post-lunch lull. I’m the Girl Who Goes to Lunch Super Late, as well as the … Continue reading Do I Need Shoes for This Meeting or Nah?