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  • It’s Time That You Gave Yourself a Chance
    by Page on October 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    “It’s time that you gave yourself a chance. We all trust you so much. You should trust yourself too. We want that for you.” The post It’s Time That You Gave Yourself a Chance appeared first on Poly Land.

  • I’m Staring Down a Slippery Slope & Feeling Vertigo
    by Page on October 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    “You know how you always want more for the people you love?” he says. “We want that for you, too.” I sigh. I can piece together what he’s saying, connect the dots, and understand how it makes logical sense. But it’s so hard for me to feel it. The post I’m Staring Down a Slippery Slope & Feeling Vertigo appeared first on Poly Land.

  • Sometimes Love Can Look Like (Temporarily) Lowered Expectations
    by Page on October 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Maybe temporarily lowered expectations is a form of self-love I can actually get behind. Not the self-aggrandizing kind of self-love where I think I’m all that and a bag of chips or can do no wrong. But one where I can extend a little grace to myself when I’m struggling, allow myself a slower day without guilt. A self-love where I can trust myself to catch up later on the slack I’ve cut myself. The post Sometimes Love Can Look Like (Temporarily) Lowered Expectations appeared first on Poly Land.

  • My Most Annoying Roommate Isn’t Technically Alive
    by Page on October 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    But I’d have to say that my most annoying roommate at the moment isn’t technically alive. Oh, sure… it moves. It makes messes. Gets in my way. Raises a racket. Causes no end of drama in my home. All while trying to be helpful. The post My Most Annoying Roommate Isn’t Technically Alive appeared first on Poly Land.

  • I’ve Always Done Best With a Mixture of Familiar and Novel
    by Page on October 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    As long-time readers of the blog might know, I play a fair amount of video games. I have for most of my life. But I’m not very good at most of them. The post I’ve Always Done Best With a Mixture of Familiar and Novel appeared first on Poly Land.

  • When Things Become Too Special to Use
    by Page on October 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    When you don’t use things, they take on an aura of “too good to use.” As something continues to be unused, we perceive it as more and more special — and are even less likely to use it. The post When Things Become Too Special to Use appeared first on Poly Land.

  • We All Sing Special Songs for Each Other
    by Page on October 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    I almost seem to have a different dialect I use to speak to each person I’m close to — different jokes, different subjects, even words and cadences all unique. The post We All Sing Special Songs for Each Other appeared first on Poly Land.

  • When Everything Is Just a Bit Harder, Exhaustion Is Inevitable
    by Page on October 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    “This is such a weird time,” I write to a friend. It’s at least the sixth time I’ve written that — or something like it — to a friend today. Everyone’s struggles are a little different. And some of the folks I know that are struggling would insist they’re not, insisting that they’re good at… Read More »When Everything Is Just a Bit Harder, Exhaustion Is Inevitable The post When Everything Is Just a Bit Harder, Exhaustion Is Inevitable appeared first on Poly Land.

  • People Mistake Me for a Karen All the Time
    by Page on October 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    I routinely wander into social situations where people see my conventional physical appearance, assume I’m a Karen, and start showing their baser selves to me. The post People Mistake Me for a Karen All the Time appeared first on Poly Land.

  • My Mother-in-Law Is One of My Best Friends
    by Page on October 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Becoming good friends with my mother-in-law was one of the most surprising events in my life. It just goes to show you that sometimes you really do find support in the most unlikely places. The post My Mother-in-Law Is One of My Best Friends appeared first on Poly Land.

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