Saying “I love you.”

I don’t know what it is about those three little words, but they are rarely said enough. “I love you.” Is it really that hard?

When I studied abroad in England for four months I began ending every phone conversation with an “I love you.” My motivation was a bit morbid I must admit. I vowed that my last words to anyone I cared about I wanted to be “I love you.” not just “Bye.” [Read more…]

Overcoming fear of uncertainty: Words from a recovering worry wart.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a worry wart. Not like I have an anxiety disorder kind, but worry wart none the less. When I was in grade school I was type-casted in the role of Tessie in Annie, the little girl forever going, “Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!”

I think my worrying is rooted in my ability to see the big picture. I look at every choice, every decision as sending me on some sort of far-reaching trajectory. Ripple effect and all that. Thus I’m a planner. I used to be the sort of 1 year, 3 year, 10 year planner.

Not anymore. [Read more…]