Posts tagged growth
Why It's Important To (Sometimes) Be Uncomfortable

I’ve always been someone that avoids discomfort at all costs. I’ve just never really understood the point of putting yourself in a scenario where you feel less than great only to then have to think back to it and cringe at something you might have said or done. However, after having spent the past year in a foreign country (one that I had never visited before I moved there) I’ve learned a few lessons about why it’s okay, and sometimes necessary, to put yourself in uncomfortable situations.

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A Little Life Update

I’ll just come out and say it—I’m writing this blog post about a month in advance, but it ties into the topic, I promise! Normally I would be writing this a few days before posting, but seeing as I haven’t done an update in a while and a lot has changed over here on Katerina Writes, I thought it would make sense to get one of these out as soon as possible.

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What I Wish I Knew In My Early 20s

Since starting therapy I've been forced to spend a bit more of my time reflecting on my habits and why I tend to do the things that I inexplicably do. For today's post I wanted to share a few life lessons I've learned in the last couple of years as well as the last few months and discuss why I wish I knew them when I was in my early twenties. Life's a bitch, as they say, so I figure that these lessons might help make it a little less bitchy for someone else who might be struggling through certain situations. These are all concerns I'm still struggling with, but have come to understand that they aren't as dire as they once felt to be and I am slowly, but surely, working through them. 

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A Warm Cocoon

We are constantly told that life is full of moments; the moment you fall in love, the moment you hit puberty, the moment you feel undeniable butterflies as you step out of the old and into the new. These moments can be scattered or structured, easy to understand or difficult to decipher. They can teach you something important about yourself or about others. But is there every really a moment when you feel like the warm cocoon of childhood has finally been shed?

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3 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your 20's

When you’re young it feels as though your 20’s will last forever, but they’ll fly by before you know it. If you don’t make the most of it, you’ll have some serious regrets about how you spent your younger years. Having fun is important, of course, but you need to start thinking about the future as well. If you don’t, you’ll find that you’re completely unprepared for later life and you’ll regret the way that you spent your 20’s. If you want to enjoy yourself and make solid plans for the future, here are some good tips on making the most of your 20’s.

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Learning To Just Let Things Happen

For as long as I can remember, I had been raised with a series of steps that I needed to keep in mind. First and foremost was school. After those 12 years flew by then came post-secondary education, which had become an 'of course' rather than a 'what if' from many years prior. Of course I'd be going to university and of course right after I'd graduated I'd be getting a steady job, sat somewhere in an office cubical with a junk food habit to pass the time. 

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