We’re all clever, self-actualized adults here, right?
Or, perhaps more accurately, we’re all fairly intelligent people who are trying to be ever-so-slightly better than we were yesterday, right?
Even if that self-improvement is limited to eating breakfast BEFORE we check email?
I thought so.
And even though we’re all pretty smart, it’s always good to be reminded of certain things.
By, like, people who aren’t our moms or bosses.
It always feels good to receive permission to do the things we know we should/could be doing.
With that in mind, I’m officially giving myself (and you) permission to:
* throw out that shampoo that makes your hair weird, the jeans that don’t fit, the classic book you’re never going to read
* break up with the lovely, kind, wonderful not-quite-right-for-you person
* go to the party and just drink Diet Coke
* really go for it at work, even if it makes your colleagues roll their eyes and call you a “try hard”
* make your new romantic interest work for it
* make things uncomfortable when someone calls something or someone “retarded” or “gay”
* not fund every single Kickstarter campaign your friends put together
* donate or re-gift that body lotion/candle/decorative tray. Like, immediately.
* not watch Game of Thrones. Or have a Twitter account. Or read Harry Potter.
* quit the job or drop out of the program that’s eating you alive
There. You’ve got it. Permission from the internet to go for it.
What are you waiting for permission on?
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