Ask him to describe what he wants to do to you. Require him to use AT LEAST three examples from the text and explain
Looking for a new best friend? Companion? Someone to mow the lawn? Keep the invasive’s at bay? Thin out some brushy land? Someday give you fresh, creamy, raw milk every darn day? Look no further! We have some very special and lovable doelings and a few bucklings for sale. Check them out. We are eager to find them a good home, so please share. Thanks!
Ok, I don’t know a lick about the logistics involved but this has to happen. Two please!
I looked up potty training for goats and apparently they can’t help but poop everywhere :(
Such beauty. Such deliciousness.
there is so much ridiculous conflicting advice out there on how to be happy and healthy
and I just cannot figure this shit out
there’s all this GET OFF YOUR ASS AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS THE DAY YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR IS TODAY rah-rah bullshit, like achieving happiness is all about just punching your problems in the face and choosing the best trendy Productivity Method or app or whatever and staying motivated and disciplined
and then in a similar vein you’ve got your YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS CHOOSE JOY DON’T LET NEGATIVITY RULE YOU like again the solution to feeling bad is just being tougher and more resilient than the feel-bads and punching them in the face
but then on the other side you have the TREAT YOURSELF WITH GENTLENESS AND LOVE YOU DESERVE TO BE NURTURED TAKE A DAY OFF AND DRINK SOME TEA which is tough to reconcile with the above because it often feels like an invitation to laze around and wallow - how do you GET SHIT DONE YOU LAZY MOTHERFUCKER and also GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK YOU BEAUTIFUL FLOWER what is the proper ratio of this
and when it comes to interpersonal relationships, we have all this FORGIVENESS IS HEALING and LIVE IN LOVE and EVERYONE HAS BEAUTY and such but you have to be careful not to overcorrect on that, because there’s also LEARN WHEN TO SAY NO and YOU DON’T OWE OTHER PEOPLE ANYTHING and DON’T BE AFRAID TO CUT YOURSELF OFF FROM TOXIC PEOPLE - but forgive them too, I guess? How can you do the huggy-bunny forgive-everyone thing while also standing up for yourself and saying “I was wronged by this person and I will deal with it in a way that serves my needs”
Plus then we’ve got ACCEPT THE LOVE YOU THINK YOU DESERVE and REACH OUT FOR THE HELP YOU NEED and BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLES but be careful not to come off as CLINGY, DEPENDENT, OVERSHARING or someone else’s TOXIC, DRAINING, NEEDY FRIEND which is a delicate balance I find difficult to strike
I’m also hearing BE A GROWNUP, BE RESPONSIBLE, CULTIVATE A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR YOUR FUTURE AND SAVE MONEY running up against FUCK IT YOU’RE YOUNG GO BACKPACKING THROUGH FRANCE because I want to set myself up well for a future, with a strong resume and some savings and maybe some health insurance and kitchen implements but also I’m 22 and want some manic pixie dream adventures how can you do both
then we have the EVERYONE FEELS LIKE THIS SOMETIMES LOL THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE drum circle fighting with the YOU DESERVE TO FEEL BETTER, SEEK HELP and the question becomes, are the struggles I’m having the same as everyone else’s and I just need to embrace the messiness of being alive or are they a little more pathologizable and when does it become okay to say “I think I need some extra help, I am having a very hard time” and where do you go from there? Either way you look for answers and you ask the world “how do I feel better” and it throws all this bullshit advice at you which is often tinged with self-righteousness or judgment or a super-twee disconnect from reality and
I just want to be happy and healthy and what is all of this shit