-as a statement, not a question. Sometimes it needs saying. I have never used the word pardon as an apology. I say pardon in the office to rehear what you said. Always better than ‘what?’ Here, now, I say pardon to alleviate myself. I only want to acknowledge where readers have felt a discordant pulse in what I may usually put out. It’s interesting where our insecurities lie, where I have found mine to rise: after I’ve expressed too much, shared too much, given too much. Immediately I feel an equal pull. I want to retract, regress, refrain. Under this debate… I feel a resonance and in moderate harmony with feminist: the when and the why we silence ourselves! This … Read More
–no question mark My last boss thought I interrupted him too much. I did. I broke the habit…around him. I cringed inside every time I heard myself do it. Our facial expressions would conform into the same shape simultaneously, as his frustration-fueled anger matched my internal disgust at not having nipped the terrible habit in the bud. When I interrupt you I’m being anxious, I’m excited. Know when I interrupt, it’s because I know where you are and I feel like I can anticipate where you are going. But it’s downright awful and rude, too; don’t get me wrong. I’ve become a much better listener as I’ve gotten older. I really like mindfully paying attention. As simple as it sounds, it’s … Read More
It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means, lists! Best this, best that, movies, music, videos, gadgets, and apps, etc… They’re fun and often useless. The people which care about any one particular category already know what the top picks are, though; each of us stays attentive to what we are interested in throughout the whole year. I read the books i anticipated coming out. I downloaded the albums i was anxious for… Do you like ‘end of year’ list? One post which recently caught my attention was a survey done on the most hated word. I love the perfect precision of words. I love how they can sound similar but have entirely different meanings, like … Read More
One of the least selfish things a person can do is have a child. Raising a child is the most self-less experience we go through. Every decision, from the day the baby is born, is no longer about the parents interest but that of nurturing the baby. (pre-supposing a mature parent, not a knocked-up immature teenager) We live in a society now that gives woman both the time and opportunity to have both a career and a child, or have a child and still participate in all the extra-curricular fun, hobbies or passions she chooses.