Posts in Real Life
What if We Didn't Continuously Grow?

You are not a machine. I feel like we need to be reminded of this, and I feel like some companies need to be reminded as well. I heard a podcast recently and the guy was talking about the way companies are constantly talking about growth and earnings. My boyfriend’s company announced % of growth over the next 4 years. The next 4 years?! If I worked there I would be exhausted already. How can companies continuously talk about growth and continue to expect employees to deliver?

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Be You, Always Be You.

Be yourself, whoever that is on any given day. Be yourself and be it completely. Maybe you feel like a different person in the morning before you have had your coffee, and then be her completely. Maybe you are a different person when in a new place or with new people, more quiet than usual, then be her completely.

When I was growing up…

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What Language Are You Speaking?!

Living in a different country means I often find myself surrounded by languages I don’t know, accents I struggle to understand, and cultural traditions I have never heard of. Loving someone from another country also sometimes means there are things I don’t understand. When I learned about the 5 Love Languages it felt like the opportunity to make sure that Alex and I were speaking the exact same dialect. It felt like a chance to understand each other fully.  The 5 Love Languages is this theory that everyone receives and gives love in different ways, 5 ways to be exact; Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Quality Time.

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