1 – Our lives should have multiple chapters, just like a book that tells its story from a different place, a different voice, a different time. Sometimes you want to fastforward until the plot gets good again, but it’s the in-between pages that build up the characters.
2 – The whole talking to myself thing has begun officially. I’m quite a good conversationalist. I even surprise myself with punchlines.
3 – You can either choose to let whatever it is destroy you, or you can use it. I have decided to put its power into my work instead – throwing myself into finding a good job that pays me what I’m worth, possibly trying out a new city, following my passions, and taking care of myself. And most of all, remembering my value.
4 – I was told the other day that I had a Mary Tyler Moore thing going on – I don’t know whether that means I have a bad haircut, or that people laugh at my expense.
5 – I finally get it. Finally. People don’t escape from other people, from relationships, from their lives. It’s about finding some time to escape the pain of being them.
6 – At a Time Warner Women’s Network Conference, I learned from female CEOs that all the power meetings take place in the ladies’ room, that men are a lot of work, you can disagree without being disagreeable, you must convince people that you can bust through walls, and that it is a lie that “nice girls don’t get the corner office.”
7 – Today at work I wore a plaid shirt, jeans, cowboy boots and had my hair loose and tousled. In short, I looked exactly like Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights.
8 – When you put someone on a pedestal, the only place they have to look is down.
9 – It takes me thirty minutes to shower, apply makeup, blowdry my hair and become the person people expect me to be by 9am. By the time I revolve through that door at work, I have practiced how I am to behave and begin playing the part, coffee in hand. I’m exhausted by noon.
10 – “To love is not to look at one another, but to look together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince, 1943. if I were to get a tattoo, that’s what it would say.