A summary of the childfree experience at the 2017 NotMom Summit. The Summit is the only conference in the world for the childless and childfree.
WOMEN CAN HAVE IT ALL!! How many times have we heard this phrase uttered and seen it printed in magazines and across websites and blogs. I know I’ve seen it a lot. But the truth is, it just doesn’t resonate with me. Before you start slaying me in the comments let me clarify, I’m not […]
“But who will take care of you when you’re old?” Anyone who announces their intention not to have children has inevitably been asked this question. Here is my response: **** Who will take care of me when I’m old you ask? Well, if I’m so incapacitated that I can’t do it myself then it will […]
This irrational fear of my father dying started after the night my mother, who had stage four cancer, kissed me goodnight and told me everything was going be alright. Despite her promise, the next morning she never woke up. I don’t remember if my dad explained about death and diseases to me, but I do remember that her sudden death had me convinced that my dad could just stop breathing too. It took until I was in high school and learnt about disease before I stopped checking on my dad.
You are the product of the all of the decisions you have made in your life. Ha! Think about THAT! Sure… stuff happens that you have no control over…. BUT you control how you deal with it… react to it… cope with it. So you are still responsible for where you are at. Which is a GOOD thing when you are winning a Nobel Prize. And a HARD thing to admit when you are not living the life you want.
“You don’t work out enough”, “He’d never date YOU”, “I wish I was as pretty as HER”, “They probably don’t even WANT me to go to the party”…. these are all run of the mill thoughts that dance into my frontal lobe on a daily basis. But you know what? They aren’t fun, feel-good thoughts! How many negative self thoughts do YOU have in a day? Am I…. god forbid.. a NEGATIVE person??? TIME FOR AN EXPERIEMENT! Time to see just how negative I am to myself throughout a course of one day.
Time. Sometimes we use it wisely. Sometimes we waste it. But what is TIME anyway? Philosophers think the passage of time is actually an ILLUSION… that only the *present* is real. Physicists see time as a mathematical dimension. And the rest of us? We see it as something that keeps on marching… no matter what you do with it. Can’t stop it. Can’t slow it. And can’t make MORE of it!! The result? We can chase it, stop it and lose it, but NEVER have enough of it. WE NEED MORE TIME!!! Things pile up, life become chaotic… what’s the solution??
It is always hard to watch a friend self-destruct. From smoking to drugs, dating jerks to loving and marrying the completely wrong guy…. to even WORSE….inflicting physical pain on themselves. It’s hard to watch, and harder still to watch and do NOTHING. Don’t you just wish you could smack them on the forehead and just snap them out of it?
It seems like such a dirty word, and just saying it makes you want to take a shower and wash it away from your oh so clean successful self! The word itself is loaded with a feeling of tense rejection and negativity and a sense of dread. But really, have you ever stopped to think that maybe, just maybe failure is the key to success?
n times of moral chaos, politics and money can easily sway people. However, no amount of power or money will be able to move a person with a strong backbone of principles.