Keywords: pandemic , parents , vertigo
Unemployment has saved my ass this last year and a half. It’s made it possible to keep working on writing and music and pay the bills. I’ve been lucky, because it supplements gigs and record and book sales and tea towels and t-shirts I’ve printed and sold. I’m always hustling but unemployment made the hustle more benign, less stressful.
Keywords: family , life stressors , mental health , relationsips
My point is, burn out can be normal. Mental illness is also more common than people understand.
Keywords: life , adulting , decisionfatigue , makingitallup , norefunds , tellmewhattodo , thissucks , workingmom , wtf
I so desperately want to give back my adulting card.https://whatnoonetoldme.com/2021/07/20/adulting-no-user-manual-available
Keywords: personal growth and spirituality , abraham maslow , creativity , psychology , self-development
A different way of looking at “the used life,” perhaps. As a means of using our capacities to create a firm foundation. As a way of coping with stress, overwhelm, and crisis. We’ve all got to have something—some series of behaviors, rituals, activities, skills—that make life worth living when it doesn’t feel that way. As for me, mine are rooted in the stuff of daily life. I have discovered that, no matter where I am, as long as I am making use of the present—by being creative, by using my body, by engaging my senses to the fullest and fulfilling the single most important responsibility I have to myself—to be alive— the miraculous is always in my backyard. It’s in my neighbors, my friends and loved ones. It’s in the birds and the butterflies. And, of course, it’s always in my kitchen. It’s dinner, friends. It’s dinner.https://theusedlife.com/2021/07/05/a-life-worth-living
Keywords: art goals , artist , artist goals , current goals , goals as an artist , the pop art girl
I spent a very long time – years – trying to figure out marketing and promoting my art and I became completely burned out. Instead of trying to find a “happy medium” I decided to go the complete opposite route and settle on not trying to sell anything.https://thepopartgirl.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/current-goals-as-an-artist