Pretty Cheerful

Some personal thoughts on universal themes

Archive for Adulthood

My Own Weird Monster

It’s time to be my own creative person.  It’s time to stand up for myself and stop trying to let myself be influenced entirely by all others.

I can’t “double-check” my life against anyone else’s to see if I’m doing it right.  I can’t attempt to be in agreement with all of my friends and family, and the rest of the world too.

Of course, there is an important time for getting along with society.  There are certain important structures and boundaries.  But each person must be a unique individual.  And to be that unique individual, you’re going to end up sticking out as your own weird person.

To me, being “my own weird Monster” means not being afraid of my own strength to direct my own actions and thoughts on this planet.  What’s exactly right for me in my life would not be exactly right for anyone else.  So, while I may be odd, I’m just going to embrace the oddness and weirdness that is right for me.



Fear versus Bravery

About two years ago I made a major decision based on following the urges of fear.  Ever since then, I have spent as much time as possible avoiding and resisting.  I have been afraid of working hard and afraid really of trying anything.  I have been a virtual shut-in, not really wanting to leave the safety of my house that much.

People are really brave, and it is time for me to join the ranks of all of these wonderful, brave people who do what they have to do each day.  Laziness has gotten the best of me for two years, but it is time to fight the laziness and just be bold and brave each day.  This means working hard and working directly toward my goals. Read the rest of this entry »

The Grass is Always Greener… (but not really)

It is a lovely cold, Fall morning.  I sit at the computer in a comfy gray sweater with a huge slouchy collar that is perfect for staying warm flamboyantly.  I sip rich, flavorful coffee.  I muse about where my thoughts have been wandering to for the past few days. Read the rest of this entry »