Writing creates the space for apathy to transform to empathy and dark spaces to catch light. Most days, I write privately and only for me. But today, and maybe a few more days after that, I hope to create those spaces for others.
At 26 years young, I genuinely believe that I have the rest of my life ahead of me, and that 50 is a young age to die. Due to this gratuitous belief, coupled with my goal to die a wise old grandma, I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of learning somethannngs. One of those... things... I've been aware of for some time now is that I emotionally regulate well. So well actually, that I can compartmentalize my emotions into millions of nuanced boxes and virtually eliminate any moments of emotional distress.
To preface, you should know I love TED talks (TT for short). And if you were my friend Taylor, I promise you would roll your eyes at me and mutter, "Yes, Des, we know"....
I live my life believing in one golden rule: Your life is YOUR responsibility. Blame it on childhood trauma, or the hyper-reflective nature of debilitating social anxiety, but I have come to acknowledge this universal truth: Most misgivings in life are due to personal choices, or lack thereof. In this case, choices pertaining to our actions, the information we internalize, the perspectives we maintain, and virtually anything else we do to navigate through life.