"The hardest thing in life isn't getting what you want; It's knowing what you want."

Dear KB,

You said my last post made you go ‘Ooof.’

I have to say, you questioning whether we use dating apps as a way of coping with our feelings, made me go, ‘Oooof.’ Quickly followed by a ‘Mother fucking Ooof!’

Because, I know you’re right.

What I have become painfully aware of, however, is I try to use the apps as a way to cope with the alone-ness of being single, but it doesn’t actually work. And in fact, it actually turns a not that lonely me into a lonelier me.

So I came across this Tim Ferriss post the other day, where he suggests that instead of making New Year’s resolutions, you conduct a past year in review—a chance to reflect on what you did in 2019 that was positive and led to positive feelings, versus what you did that was negative or led to negative emotions.

And…

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About me

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Anna's blog

In the past I wrote an journal, which was basically the notes app on my mobile phone. It let me vent but also resulted in questions I couldn’t answer.

I live with anxiety and type 1 diabetes so with this blog I hope to shed some light on how that experience goes. And hopefully connect with others who might relate to some of my topics. Maybe even present my unanswered questions and start some debate.

My topics may include details about how to deal with being unemployed to lowering the degree of frustration with people who walk very slow. And from learning to dance with people, to travelling solo on buses, trains and aeroplanes. It’s all really a mixed bag.

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What’s your purpose?

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Life Bitch!

Do you ever have moments where you question what the fuck you’re doing with your life? Everyone probably has them right but as someone who is a logical thinker I get stuck on how to fix that.

Just lately I’ve really been questioning what to do with my life. We spend the majority of our life working. We spend at least 8 hours a day there so it has to be something we enjoy. But what if you don’t know what you enjoy? Does anyone really know what would make them happy in life? I’m not sure I do.

This is where I get stuck. Where’s my checklist to work through to understand what I should do. I wanted to be a performer my whole life and I worked hard at it but it didn’t happen. Then I was going to go into accounting but for one reason or another…

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Why do we have to put so much effort into job hunting if Employers can just not even respond to our application?

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How Much Is Your Life Worth

Why should a programmer have to go through 200 questions, a programming test, have a github portfolio, a website portfolio, a custom cover letter. ONLY for an employer to not even give a call back or a human email saying they were rejected?

Oh and if you just try to simply submit your application and refuse to do these bullshit ass tests/portfolio then people think you’re lazy. How the fuck am I lazy for not wanting to throw hundreds of hours of my life away on this bullshit job application process.

Touch here for the full post on the How Much Is Your Life Worth tumblr

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how the fuck do I do this? (write a book)

It’s a Tuesday morning, and I’m late for work. I was supposed to work at 10am, now it’s 10:33 am. I got lost in the Palanca Awards application page, followed the rabbit hole to see a bunch of people getting their books published, their essays awarded, and all other things that “aspiring” writers want and “legit” writers have — a published work. Better, a published “body of work.”

https://aikawritesabook.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/september-3-2019