All posts tagged: negative

Pros and Cons, yo!

There is a distinct balance to everything — positives and negatives. I recalled the pro/con list concept today after catching an episode of Gilmore Girls. It’s about 12:44 am where I’m at and I’m wide awake. In the past few hours I’ve: donated to Poetry on the T and thanks to that I will have the opportunity to meet and learn from one of my new favorite poets Lloyd Schwartz – check out one of my favorite pieces of his: A True Poem become a member of the Mass Audubon Society — and so has my brother thanks to a belated graduation present from me 😛 applied to a couple of part-time jobs to support my new(er) yogic lifestyle. contemplated the meaning of life and realized there is an inherent juxtaposition between, well, everything Specifically, in the here and now, I recognize that there are two different types of insomnia: good insomnia and bad insomnia. Good insomnia involves insane productivity for mine and possibly others’ highest and best. Bad insomnia entails a downward shame spiral …

The way work shouldn’t be

I’ve worked several different places, both on a volunteer basis and for cash moneyyyyy. CHA-CHING! Most every place I have worked has had some severe issues, namely ageism and sexism. I’m a 23 year old female, does that threaten you? Apparently, this is a problem for some women and men alike. A determined young person, capable of flexibility and yet rigid in standing up for themselves, is a threat to some people. Some people fear this type of person’s attitude (which is typically positive) because they are either so insecure and/or jaded about themselves or their work that THEY CANNOT STAND OTHER PEOPLE BEING SUCCESSFUL LET ALONE REMOTELY HAPPY. I’ve been harassed, assaulted, belittled, judged, backstabbed, frontstabbed, verbally abused, sent disturbing and/or rude emails, and probably experienced even more negativity I cannot recall or perhaps repressed. I used to be somewhat quiet about my opinions at my various places of work, sensing the tension in the air, but then I realized most of the issues anyone had with me were not my problem – they …