I'm a sucker for a bokeh pic ❤
I hated vegetables as a child
the only one I really liked was corn
and that’s not even a vegetable!
I like vegetables now though
Probably because I actually season them…
If I could, I would do nothing, not from some sad sort of apathy, but because I truly deeply enjoy doing nothing.
When I think of descend I think of escalators, grand staircases, & elevators in that order
In truth, I’m a bit ashamed I didn’t think of grand staircases first
now i’d enjoy one of those outdoor garden mazes in theory
but my allergies and asthma have left me with some hard won lessons
i still might like it…
maybe early morning the day after rain
I freakin’ love that cold smell.
When I was little, I thought it was the smell of the freezer, you open your freezer and the cold hits your face, and it’s pleasant and smells like what freezers smell like.
Then I got older and started taking allergy medications, so all of a sudden I could smell better.
So now I’m outside in the winter and there’s the smell. Just as delicious as when I was a kid but now it’s just …everywhere.
Needless to say, this is one of the many reasons I’m looking forward to the cold months.
The numbers given so far are based on exit polls, which have been criticized for oversampling white communities and are based on people comfortable with discussing their politics for data making.
The Electoral College casts their votes on December 19th.
Please don’t do anything rash tonight and stay safe.
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t- you’re right.”
Okay. You know what? My beef isn’t even with Henry Ford here. It’s with everyone who keeps quoting him!
Look, I get it. It’s inspiring, this is a thing that car guy said! It tells you that your limitations are only what you allow!
I get how it inspires you not to limit yourself and go bigger, go bolder, and push your boundaries until you succeed!
But. Y’all. Need. To. Stop.
Specifically, stop preaching it to others who are well aware of their limitations.
Limitations exists. We are not gods.
Expanding limitations is important. But to expand them, you probably need to know them first.
Now, I’m gonna have to focus on work and workload examples because if I don’t, people with a lot of exercise related stories are gonna come out of the woodwork, and I’m not talking about that, that’s a whole other blog post.
My greatest work failures, I’m talking the ones that kept me up at night years later, were not due to incompetence or even hubris.
They came when I was given work I knew how to do, I was willing to do, and I was unable to do under those specific circumstances.
One failure came when I was given a deadline it was impossible for me to complete, others had completed such work in less time, it was work I knew how to do, but I was incapable of completing the work in such a short time.
Another failure came when I was working with materials I had worked with before, I was making a project I had made before, but my skill level was not high enough to mold the material as needed.
Both times, I was well within my comfort zone, I was given projects that seemed wholly possible, and instructions that for most people, should have been quite generous, but they weren’t generous for me.
They pushed me to my limits and then preceded to push me down. I thought I could and I was wrong. So wrong.
And do you realize how many times I go into a situation assuming I’m gonna fail miserably, only to be pleasantly surprised and relieved at my success?
All I’m saying is if you think you can or you think you can’t, the only thing you’re right about is that you are in fact thinking it.
Whether or not you can or can’t can only be proven in the doing of it.
So I say go do it or don’t. Just don’t let people badger you into it because they think the limit’s all in your head.
Sometimes you know your limits, and sometimes you’ll want to try anyway.