The human heart was—and remains—a mystery to me. But I’m learning. I have to. —Anthony Bourdain

Life is short, week 4 of 52

Stats: Less hives, more migraines. Advil cannot run out in this house.

Life is short moments for the week:

1. Rehearsing for a presentation where I’m not really tuned in yet— how do you present a plan you’re just getting caught up on? You practice with a person who is so much better than you on public speaking. I asked for help and got it. I botched it of course, but hey I didn’t cuss at the worst moment. That is a win.

2. Realizing that the first thing as an Asian woman, in a group of male leaders, presenting something in my second language, my first reflex is to minimize my role, or go to the negative. I can point towards so many cultural influences that make me this way but I can also stop making excuses. I will do better, for the people I’m representing.

3. Giving myself a break. The weeks I’ve signed up for food deliveries have been such a help that I went for one more week. These migraines, hives, nausea have been hell, and having to cook is an added layer of stress I can take away. So I will for another week. And I will forgive myself for the shortcut.

Song of the week: Dirty Thoughts by Chloe Adams

What were your Life is Short moments for the week?


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