Category Archives: Musings from Megan’s Couch

Let’s Talk About Feelings

Let’s Talk About Feelings

feelings

Prepare yourselves by donning your smocks and eye protection, because I’m about to projectile word vomit all over the place.

Hi, everyone! I have been hiding from the blogosphere for a few weeks now while I get my ish together. I’ve missed you all, but I really needed some time to sort through my feelings.

Yep, my feelings.

While my cruise around the Baltic Sea was absolutely amazing, it made me realize a few things about myself and this blog. I had a lot of time to think about anything and everything I had been pushing to the side, and I came to realize a few things about myself that I had been avoiding.

  1. I’m not cut out for extensive travel.
  2. I want to blog about things other than travel.
  3. I’m insanely fickle.

Okay, that last one was wasn’t a surprising revelation. I’ve been fickle since birth, but it still surprises me when I actually admit it to myself.

I need change and variety in my life. We all do to a certain extent, but I tend to fight it until I make myself so uncomfortable that I want to run screaming from whatever it is that I feel is holding me back. That’s pretty difficult when it’s me that is holding me back. You can’t run away from yourself, but you can confront whatever it is that you are torturing yourself with and force yourself to deal with it.

What have I been torturing myself with this time?

I’ve been forcing myself into a niche. Blah blah blah, it’s just a blog, why are you stressing over this, etc.

But it’s so uncomfortable! I’ve been forcing myself to blog about travel as much as possible. I’ve got tons of material to blog about, so that’s not the problem. …but I haven’t been blogging because I want to branch out and I’m afraid that if I do so I’ll lose some blogger street cred or something ridiculous like that.

Screw it. I’m just going to do what I want.

I purposely avoided using the word “travel” when I chose a name for this blog. The tagline doesn’t mention it either. I guess I was subconsciously preparing for the day I would finally decide to break out of the corner I had painted myself into. Well, that day is here.

Here’s what to expect from me from here on out:

  1. Anything
  2. Everything
  3. Random nonsense
  4. Things that are shiny and sparkly
  5. Travel

I’m keeping travel in there because I love it and also because I love to take pictures of pretty places to plaster all over my blog.

I guess I’m calling myself a lifestyle blogger now….

You Are Never Too Old

You Are Never Too Old

I’ve made a few important decisions in the past month and it’s time for me to set some things in motion to follow through with them. These decisions were not made on a whim because it was a random Tuesday and I felt like shaking things up a bit. They were made after many months (18Continue Reading

Under Pressure to Make Some Changes

Under Pressure to Make Some Changes

David Bowie has really been speaking to me lately, and by “lately” I mean “for many moons.” I’ve been quashing my dissatisfaction with where my life is leading me, and it’s time to do something about it. I’m under pressure. Pressure to change the direction I’m allowing my life to take me. Pressure to determineContinue Reading

Newsflash: I’m an ISTJ!

Newsflash: I’m an ISTJ!

Those who know me IRL will not be surprised to hear that I scored as an ISTJ on several different Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator tests that I obsessively took one after another after another. Hey, I told you up front with those four little letters that I’m a bit odd. The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator is “a psychometric questionnaireContinue Reading

As If for the First Time

As If for the First Time

Travel has a way of making everyday things seem less ordinary. Ice cream is so much better after a day spent at the beach with your family. Some of my favorite memories from my teenage years are of my family’s annual trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and the ice cream shop we’d visit each time.Continue Reading

One Day

One Day

“One day I’ll travel.” “One day I’ll take piano lessons.” “One day I’ll go back to school.” “One day” does not exist. If you have a dream, pursue it. If you have goals, work towards achieving them. If you have a need to prove something to yourself, get to work. “One day” will never come.Continue Reading

Traveler Guilt: I’m Over It

Traveler Guilt: I’m Over It

Well, I guess I’m obviously not over it if I’m blogging about it, but I feel like sharing today, so here I am. With all my feelings and stuff. Ugh. I live a life full of fantastic opportunities. Opportunities that I’ve worked towards. Opportunities that I’ve earned. Opportunities that I would be crazy to pass up.Continue Reading

Musings from Megan’s Couch: What Matters Most

Musings from Megan’s Couch: What Matters Most

  I stomped around yesterday with a thundercloud over my head, building intensity as the minutes slowly ticked by. I had no reason to be so angry yesterday. I just was. Sometimes it happens. I let my irritation build to the point that my anxiety kicked into overdrive. I ended up having a minor panicContinue Reading

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