Stop Letting Distractions Stand In Your Way

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Living life in limbo is inevitable from time to time, but today I had an epiphany:

When you’re working toward a goal, don’t try and fill your life with other things to provide comfort.

Keep moving.  Focus on your mark.  You’ll get there.

I chatted with a friend about this earlier today- we are both writers working on our own brands, yet we have both been guilty of letting distractions alter our mindset.  Why on earth would we let other people, places, or things stand in our way?  While she’s out in Los Angeles working toward her dreams, and I’m here in Boston working on mine. It was wonderful and perfect to connect with her about where I’m at right now, because she’s in the same spot, too!

Oh, I just love how life works out.  Just as we started to feel a bit irritable and discontent about our “distractions,” we both passed the tests and recognized that we need to get back to work.

People and situations will come into your life when they’re supposed to, but don’t try and manipulate the situation.  Whether you’re filling your time with a new TV series or going out on dates for no good reason, stop.  I’m serious.  Everything falls into place as it should, including those uncomfortable moments.  Don’t dig yourself into a deeper hole and get off track.

Each moment teaches you a lesson- so remember your goal, stay on your path, and you’ll be just fine. ❤

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Morning Magic

It was 5:05 AM as I opened my laptop and started to type.  I looked at my phone when I woke up, right before making a cup of coffee and settling in under four fleece blankets.  I received a text message from 12:25AM, which I clearly missed.

After eating chocolate chip cookies, working on my sketch comedy homework, and watching a few episodes of Master of None, I was fast asleep by 10PM.  My evenings are filled with reading, writing, and watching relatable comedies involving characters loosely based on themselves… which I know all too well.  More on that later.

This gem popped up on my Instagram feed from Andie Swim– too appropriate. 

Lately I’ve been thinking about how much I love mornings.  Many people whine about them and dread starting their day, but not me.  Nights often involve chaos, hedonism, regrets, but most of all- a constant search to fill a void.  Nights are full of anxiety, fear, and loneliness.

Mornings are the opposite.

For me, early mornings are a time of reflection, ideas, creativity, and wonder.  It’s my time.  No one else’s.  The world is still asleep, no one is bothering me, the drunk texts have stopped, and it’s a fresh, brand new day.

Once you finally “get good” within yourself and are comfortable in your own skin, you’ll no longer feel anxious about what you’re missing at night.  You’ll no longer toss and turn, worrying about tomorrow.  FOMO has slipped away, and you realize the most important thing you need to take care of is yourself.

I hope you’re having a beautiful Sunday morning… mine is easy, just like Lionel Richie’s.

Why in the world would anybody put chains on me?
I’ve paid my dues to make it
Everybody wants me to be what they want me to be
I’m not happy when I try to fake it.