Mom’s Wages Garnished I’m stressed because my mom’s wages garnished as a result of a loan that she decided not to pay to a bank because she believes they overcharged her interest. She is the breadwinner of my family, and is the person who pays the bills. I’m anxious and frustrated because I don’t want… Read More Stress and Garnished Wages
I struggle with criticism and corrections. I like to do things perfect the first time and get praised. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen, and I have to deal with being corrected. When someone uses a harsh tone when they criticize me, I feel attacked and get defensive. I retort back that if they want… Read More The Struggle with Being Corrected
“Sam, you’re gaining weight!” “Sam, don’t eat doughnuts.” “You need to exercise more.” “Samanta, do crunches in the morning. Your stomach is getting big.” I hate all of these comments referring to my weight. My parents and older relatives remind me every time they see me that I’m gaining weight. I look at myself in… Read More Mom and Dad, STOP TELLING ME I’M FAT aka Why I cannot change my parents.
Inside Out I watched Inside Out and adored it. The movie is about a young girl named Riley and her five emotional manifestations: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. All of the emotions are located at Headquarters, Riley’s conscious mind, where they influence her actions and memories via a control console. Her new memories are… Read More Sadness is Important
The older I get, the harder it is to be vulnerable. I can’t tell complex emotions without hurting the other person. I end up in a difficult situation in which I wonder to tell them how I feel because it’s honest, or do I spare them the hurt feelings and feign happiness to avoid conflict?… Read More Numb and Exhausted
My black, lovely Prius has recently had a tune-up. It has new brakes, new tires, and new batteries. I’m grateful for my parents being able to pay for it, and now I don’t have to worry if my car is going to break down on me when I’m driving. Now I’m scared to drive. I’m… Read More The Fear of Crashing the Car