10 Ways to Survive the Rest of 2020

Everyone has their top 10 list, and here is mine. If just one of these tips helps you, I know we will make the world a happier place.

Dealing With Criticism in a World of Critics

I have been blown away recently at how critical we are with each other. “You didn’t handle that well at all.” “Why are people so stupid?” “Look at this moron.” A simple scroll through social media proves that we have become a culture of critics. Even some face-to-face conversations have become confrontational, especially when ourContinue reading “Dealing With Criticism in a World of Critics”

Four Lies About Being a Perfectionist

I’d like to think of myself as a perfectionist. After all nothing is worth doing if you don’t do it right, right? 🙂 But, I found that being a perfectionist isn’t always about being perfect. We simply strive for it, and perfection changes form based on the steps we take along the way. Lie #1Continue reading “Four Lies About Being a Perfectionist”

I Totally Understand The Hulk

In The Avengers movie, Bruce Banner turns to Captain America and says, “that’s my secret, Cap, I’m always angry,” and I felt that in my core. Recently, I have had an underlying rage simmering beneath the surface. It’s a slow boil waiting to emerge when called upon. It’s the culmination of perceived slights throughout myContinue reading “I Totally Understand The Hulk”

The Ramblings of Today

My mind is a complete blank. Prior to having this blog, on days like today, when my stress level is through the roof and the fear of what is to come is overwhelming, I would simply write words on paper. I would ramble through the voices in my head and get them out on paper.Continue reading “The Ramblings of Today”

A Case for Reopening America…or not

It’s been a rough day. I pride myself on keeping a positive attitude. Preparing for the worst while hoping for the best has always been my mantra. When you are prepared, you can overcome most obstacles, and usually a positive attitude will carry those plans further than you expected. Unfortunately though, today is not thatContinue reading “A Case for Reopening America…or not”

Finding Motivation During Chaos

It’s been over a week since I was furloughed due to Coronavirus. The first few days were easier than I expected. I had a plan for each day, and I was eager to keep busy. Flash forward a few days, and it’s not as easy. Planning and keeping a routine has helped, but the burdenContinue reading “Finding Motivation During Chaos”

Fumbling Through My Own Expectations

My blog is called “Story Unscripted” with the tag line “This Life Is Not What I Thought It Would Be.” Why? The expectations I set for my life have rarely come true the way I envisioned them. Don’t get me wrong, I would not change a thing in my life. I am the person IContinue reading “Fumbling Through My Own Expectations”

Anxiety….It’s Who I Am

I have always struggled with anxiety. As a child, I remember asking to hold onto my Mom’s purse while she was in the fitting room at Macy’s. It was a tactic to ensure she would come back … for her purse, not me. I have always been told that I am too sensitive. On theContinue reading “Anxiety….It’s Who I Am”