Listening to what I want to do, knowing that I have it all within me, and I can work to be at one with the highs and lows of living

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I wake up anxious, angry, and on edge, and the people in my house don’t help, since their mannerisms make me feel isolated in my own home, like I am never invited to anything, and I don’t have enough money, they are making more plans than me, taking advantage of life more easily, ready to dive in with a full night’s rest, and yet I am sleep deprived and on edge, taking in the noise outside of my bedroom, not feeling as if I have space to call my own, unable to sleep in or make plans to be solitary, since the activity in my house is audible, and I wonder if the same problems will continue when I live on my own […]

https://wanderinginsidehermind.wordpress.com/2021/07/18/i-woke-up-like-this

I just want to be able to speak those words and give wings to those fluttering feelings deep in the pit of my stomach

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When my dad and I used to go for coffee and long conversation, he impressed upon me the importance of being a good listener. He told me to always make eye contact, let them know you are listening by nodding your head, asking questions when the narrative was unclear or a term unfamiliar. He said one of the essential parts of being a good listener is that for however long that person is speaking, it is all about them.

https://mostlymanicmichelle.home.blog/2021/02/13/being-a-good-listener-the-sad-the-bad-the-rad