I’ve spent the past year trying to write things that matter. But, early on, I found myself measuring whether or not something “matters” not simply by quality of content, but by length. Did I say enough? Am I going to get those ThinkPiece Hits™?
This month – my last month – there will be none of that. Because I only have a few simple things I’ve learned – and tried to adopt – over the past year.
- Understand that your job is just a job, and you can love it, and that’s okay, and that’s really exciting, but it’s still just a job, so don’t forget to do things you love, too. Nothing groundbreaking there. Or so I thought, as I slowly began fretting more and more about the things I needed to accomplish to “be good enough.”
- Related: stop comparing yourself to everyone else. Every time I think I’m going down the right path, I find someone who’s doing it better. What’s funny is that I also find people who are doing it just as well, but are happier because they’re doing it the way they want to.
- Love your friends. I guess I never have trouble with this. But, still. Do it.
- Ignore someone else’s platitudes. Like this post, for example. Because you are who you are and that’s really all there is. Some emo cheesy bullshit in a Pastry Box post isn’t going to tell you how to change your life. So ignore this post and do what you do.
- Do what you do. JESUS I JUST SAID IT. WHY AREN’T YOU JUST DOING IT ALREADY?
Thanks, everyone. It’s been a weird Pastry Box year for me. But I’m thrilled to have been a part of the last one. Fist bumps.