Perfect is the enemy of done
3 things I’m grateful for today: – I’m grateful for Amazon deliveries, especially in times of limited mobility. – I’m incredibly grateful for my boss, who is an amazing person and is always thinking about ways that he can help others. – I’m grateful that I’m not completely paralyzed by the world’s current situation, and
Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway
Robert Downey Jr.
There are no mistakes, only lessons
I’ve always been one to find happiness in the small things. At times like this, when our lives are incredibly limited (castrated, really) and there isn’t a lot of excitement going on, finding joy in the small things is something that can help you bring a little extra happiness into your life. I’m incredibly grateful
Be comfortable with the uncomfortable
The only constant is change
Times are hard right now. People are dying, there are restrictions left and right, we worry about our own health and that of others, we’re quarantined and feeling like we’re prisoners, everyone is so tense and stressed out. I know lots of people who are not taking it very well. They’re social and active and
Always take the scenic route
Ain't nobody got time for negativity
No one is waiting for you, so wait for no one.
I like to make plans. I spend hours trying to fine-tune my schedule so that I can do all the things I need to, the things I love, the things I’d like to do. And I admit that I’m not always the best at following that. After all, it’s my own schedule and I’m allowed
Incapable = unwilling to learn
Ever since I returned from my trip to Brazil a few weeks ago, getting back to my routine (or even creating a new one) hasn’t been easy. My mind has been somewhat unfocused, and honestly I’ve been feeling very tired so it’s way too easy to just not do things. The coronavirus scare doesn’t help
No one has their shit together, people. We're all just winging it.
I had a pretty enlightening moment the other day. It may sound like a small thing, and it probably is, but for me it was a bit of a relief. I have a tendency to follow friends and acquaintances on Instagram even if I don’t like to look at their content. It’s this sort of
Pour happiness into other people's lives
It is time for me to rant about another facebook post. You make it too easy, people. Today I saw someone share a post that started with “I am 25 and completely burnt out. What am I supposed to do for 50 more years?”. I have only one answer for you: how about making some
Nothing is permanent - and that's a good thing.
Ok – this is going to be a different one. As I write this, I’m in Brazil. I’m getting ready to get on a plane to go home, but I have a few minutes to spare in the morning, and I really want to get this out. I’ve lived in the US for almost 10
Be thankful for the small things
Some days I just don’t feel like it. I don’t feel like cooking, I don’t feel like working out, I don’t feel like working, basically I don’t feel like adulting. I just kinda want to hang out on the couch and watch some stupid show while my brain slowly oozes out of my ears. But
Did you try your best today?
I remember when “The Secret” came out. What an amazing concept! You mean… I can just comfortably sit on the couch and focus while the power of thought does all the work for me? Ha! Need I say more? Oh, but I’m going to. Are you freaking serious? How is “focusing” going to make me
Wish less Work more
Here I am, staring at the screen, Figma open and a very clear image of what I want in my mind. However, for some reason, making the most basic decisions seems to be too hard for me. How wide should my canvas be? What’s my background color? Should I start vertical or horizontal? Should I
Everything of value is on the other side of fear
I am one of those people who, when presented with a question, will immediately google it. Well, I guess not just any question, but, you know, general knowledge, specific knowledge, how-tos, etc. That kind of stuff. And I have to admit that, over the years, I’ve acquired a lot of knowledge because so many people
Focus on today. If you win today, you win everyday.
Trust me, I am well aware of how lucky I am. I live in a nice house with a loving, dedicated and supportive husband. I have a job that I love. I enjoy the foods I eat, and I have food to eat. But it’s so easy to get caught up in the routine, the
Moving to a new country all by yourself is kinda tough. You don’t have any friends so you rely on your (new) husband to connect you with his friends’ wives. Which is fine, and you meet a lot of people like that, but honestly not everyone you meet will be bestie material. I went through
When life gives you lemons, kick it in the nuts and go get yourself a steak.
I love my job. I really do. I have incredible coworkers and an amazing boss who actually cares about his employees and their happiness. But there are some things I don’t love about it. For example: It forces me to live a mostly sedentary live Don’t get me wrong, I’m not tied to a chair
I follow a somewhat unusual way of eating. It’s somewhere between a couple of different “diets” so it doesn’t quite have an official name, I guess. But I’m not the only one who does it, so it does have nicknames. The most popular one is #ketovore. So what the heck is #ketovore, and how did
You think you know where I’m going with this. You’re wrong. The other day, a page I follow on Facebook posted an article that I thought would be worth clicking – you know, so I could read the actual content. A couple of other people had already liked the post and commented on it –
Someone on my Facebook feed posted that “it sucks to be a side chick on holidays” and it sparked this huge rant in my head. There are so many things that I don’t like about this post. The passive aggressiveness, the publicity of it (what the hell happened to privacy?), and most importantly the fact
Here’s something you might not know about me: I’m a frond end web developer. And, as such, sometimes I need to work on code that someone else created. In today’s edition of “things that make me want to punch people in the throat”: Poorly formatted code. Seriously, how can you even find anything? Don’t you