I love my best friends, and I love that they’re weird. Chrissy Stockton (Thought Catalog) apparently agrees:
Why Best Friends Are The Weirdest People In The World
Best friends are the people you wake up with at 4am by accident and stay awake for hours giggling in bed because it’s so much more fun to be awake with them than it is to sleep. They are the ones you can confess your weird crush on Severus Snape to, the ones who comfort you when your favorite character dies on Grey’s. They accept your weirdness and idiosyncrasies and you feel comfortable revealing them, because they share theirs too.
Who your best friend(s) is(are), I hope you text them to say thanks for being in my life. Or text them about the cute boy at the coffee shop. Or text them I love you. (But really, text them about the boy.)
News so exciting I couldn’t wait until Thursday: My favorite personality test is giving away free assessments until 7/25.
It only takes 5 minutes, and it’s the most helpful test I’ve taken. Totally changed how I understand myself and others, and super useful in interviews and at work.
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How To Fascinate is the best personality test I’ve ever taken!
When science discovers the CENTER of the Universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
Eaton Canyon, CA
Always appreciate a little humor and perspective.
P.S. When I’m looking to center myself–and realize I’m not the center of the universe–I love spending a few hours out in open spaces, like Eaton Canyon in LA County (right).
Signs of growing up: I eat mac’n’cheese with vegetables
At UCLA, there was one class I was disappointed not to find: how to be a grown up. No lecture course, no discussion. Not even a P/NP seminar. Somehow all the adults I knew seemed to know how to be adults, so where was my handbook?
I haven’t found one yet, but I’m learning a lot along the way. That includes re-learning things I knew as a child (play is a wonderful thing) and things I learned the hard way (self-criticism is often the harshest and most destructive).
What did NPR call the “3 Things Everyone Should Know Before Growing Up“? I’ve already mentioned two. Read more for the third: