This is the newsletter I sent out to my mailing list at the beginning of September. These are some of the things I was thinking about in August. If any of these topics interest you, and you’d like me to go more in-depth, let me know in the comments!
“I feel like I’m the fourth version of myself since I left Port Damali.” Fjord doesn’t value his Self, discards it easily, and then calls it “growth”.
They refuse to let Beau go, let her think for herself. They see her and her experience as belonging to them because they’ve “invested” in her training. So they reel her back in with the acknowledgment and praise she’s been starved of her whole life.
I really wish Jester would leave the Mighty Nein about now.
The Ideal is a carefully crafted, compound definition of what exactly we want out of our life. It is a complex and layered representation of the life we want to live.
Among the “monster generation” Oikawa was the only one who ever saw himself as “less than” in any way.
Hinata and Kageyama have parallel journeys of personal growth throughout Haikyuu!! but they both failed on their individual quests during the Nationals arc, which led to their defeat by Kamomedai.
Taking the time and effort to identify and define our values can help us consciously build a life we can be proud of. And it can help us fight feelings of dissatisfaction and doubt around what we’re doing and whether or not it’s “worth it.”
If you’ve been on my blog before, you’ve probably already noticed many changes throughout the last couple of weeks. I wanted to take a moment to explain what these changes are about, and what you might expect moving forward.
A Vision Board was a great start for me. The visual reminder of my long-term goals was helpful, both as a source of motivation and as reminder of what matters. But it wasn’t enough. I still lost track of my short-term goals and my day-to-day.