56-year-old Daniel Schaft analyzed if any dirt was still left under his very short nails. Unfortunately, the man’s fingers were so wide that he would commonly hit the wrong letters on the greasy keyboard. Daniel’s slender stomach was sticking out of the stained blue jeans from drinking a full bottle of Coke Cherry. He stared at the nearly blank Word document with “Hjskalhjkh” typed in dark green Times New Roman. Then there was the realization that he needed to relieve himself.Continue reading “Stepping on Writer’s Block”
Dealing with people can be unconditionally terrifying. Social rules differ based on cultural context, evolve throughout time, and can absolutely confuse all of us because what works for one person doesn’t work for the other. Our increasingly digitalized world does not necessarily require in-person contact and it’s no shocker that social anxiety is becoming more prevalent as a result.Continue reading “Social Anxiety is not as Powerful as it Seems”
Companionship helps us rediscover life’s fleeting hope. That rare event of meeting someone who we just “click with” requires the right time and place. Once some months pass, the bond begins to develop. Then attachment begins to set in and that’s when betrayal hurts the most. How can we stop betrayal from destroying us?Continue reading “How to Survive Betrayal”
Dreams and daydreams reveal random, nonsensical imagery that soon fades from our conscious memories. There are websites, books, and psychoanalysts who persuade their audiences that the random imagery is not so random because there is some sort of symbolism involved. Throughout our existence, we see fake places and made up faces. But is it all pointless to not live entirely in real life?Continue reading “Seeing Fake Places and Made Up Faces”
Maybe betrayal is more bitter than blood, but there’s numerous stuff I still don’t know. Months and even years can pass until emotional wounds heal. Some events lose significance, making us completely indifferent to them. At the very end, forgiving the person who caused us harm is a real challenge. True forgiveness can take time.Continue reading “The Importance of Forgiveness”
Soulmates appear throughout life in various forms. An urge to confirm that random, chaotic events happen because of a greater plan is often comforting. More likely than not, you also heard of the idea that you might be some influential side character, or NPC (non-player character) in someone else’s story that helps with their character development. Who are real-life soulmates and how can we recognize them?Continue reading “Where can We Find our Soulmates?”
Somehow life allowed me to live in two places at the same time. There were times when the question of if there’s more Polish or American “mentality” up in that messed up head was brought up by other people. Quite honestly, it doesn’t even matter that much. Both identities kind of mush together, so it’s sometimes hard to tell what aspect of my behavior is influenced by which culture. Continue reading “Identity and American Polonia”
Obviously, humans are social creatures that attempt to fill an empty void that has been felt since those earliest memories. All of us crave acceptance, love, and community. We all conform to those ingrained desires. Continue reading ““Go your own way?””
Is it possible to go back to the way things were?
No, not really.
This blog was never meant to be a place that would garner millions of followers. It was also never designed to sell products or scandals. Continue reading “Can a Blog be Resurrected?”
No matter how much I tried to shut my eyes, I just couldn’t fall asleep thanks to those racing thoughts for what was to come. There was also no doubt that stress sweat eventually took over. Bleh. I was so tired. My body and mind would eventually rest, but not now because there were too many nerves involved. And, I actually pulled a rare all-nighter. That morning was the first time I attended community college. Continue reading “The Youthful Roars of Community College”