How to Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths

Attention perfectionists! I have some unsettling news for you: we’re only human. By being part of the human race we have to understand that we aren’t perfect and we have many, many weaknesses. For example, some of my weaknesses include being shy, being overly paranoid about everything, and feeling extremely lazy on my days off. Some of you don’t like to plan and some of you are overbearing. Trust me, it’s okay. Believe it or not your weaknesses can make you stronger, if and only if, you take advantage of them. That may sound weird to you, but let me explain what I mean. Continue reading

How to Cope with Major Life Changes

Change can be good or bad, but either way it tends to throw us through a loop. I always equate change with the old saying, “When it rains it pours.” Even though this saying tends to refer to a sequence of bad things happening, I think it applies to sequences of good things happening as well. In my life I tend to go through many good changes at once, or many bad changes at once. Even though I prefer a series of good changes, life can become very stressful either way. I still haven’t mastered how to properly deal with rapid life changes, but here is what I’ve learned so far. Continue reading

Confessions of a Socially Awkward Person

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a very jealous person, but I’ve always been envious of people who were “as cool as a cucumber” in life. It’s a silly saying, but I wish I had the capacity to be calm and to go with the flow in every situation. When I’m with my friends I’m completely fine, but people who either intimidate me or I barely know turn me into this socially awkward freak of nature. Don’t even get me started on public speaking, since it’s one of my top fears along with spiders and drowning. I know this is why a lot of people drink, but you can’t have a glass of beer or wine everywhere you go, or else you might have a more serious problem. Continue reading