It’s easy to say “cut out toxic influences,” but sometimes real life gets in the way. If it’s your boss, you are probably not lucky enough to be in a position where you can just flip your desk over, quit, and walk out with an Obama style mic drop (but if you are, 100 points to you.) And if it’s a close family member the lines are often too blurry to cut through. So, probably the most helpful thing for lots of situations is learning how to protect yourself from whatever toxicity you find yourself swimming through.
A toxic person isn’t all glow-y and green like they would be in the Simpsons, and usually, they aren’t really toxic. More, it’s how they behave that is toxic, the things they do that make you feel crap, and in turn like you want to put yourself in the bin. It sucks.
Today is a day for celebration. I really didn’t think I’d make it this far.
There was a time, in the depths of new parenthood, where I couldn’t imagine living through another night of misery, let alone 10 years. I don’t really know why they call it the ‘baby blues’, when in reality it feels like the ‘baby bottomless pit of despair.’
There are 2 types of people in the world: magical wizards that manage their work appropriately and get things done with time to spare, and people that are still finishing off with 30 seconds left on the clock.