Life Rules #12

People don’t do things against you; they do things for themselves.

This truth applies far more often than we realize. When we stop believing that people always act against us, rather than just for themselves, we are free to step out of the victim sphere.


Life Rules #11

Find community.

If you can’t find it, make it. People were not meant to go through life alone.

Life Rules #10

Rest, and don’t feel guilty about it.

This rule is a little different, because while all the rules I post are personal lessons for me, this is one I’m currently experiencing. The past few days have been really crazy. Jack and I are on the road (and I have an unexpected additional road trip happening in another two days), and I still haven’t conquered the flu. I’m exhausted, and I haven’t done a great job of keeping up here or on the Jump Off the Ladder Facebook page.

For these reasons, I beg your forbearance, and please know that I will be responding to your comments asap. Right now I want to focus on recovering and honoring my body by listening and resting. Today and tomorrow I’ll be reblogging some posts for your reading pleasure! If you have a post on any of the following topics, submit in the comments, and I’ll see about getting you some Tshirts & Twine airtime.

  • Minimalism
  • Sustainability, and/or environmental responsibilty
  • Ethical consumerism
  • Simplifying

Love you all! Back soon.

Life Rules #9

Stop saying “can’t.”

If you think that something can’t be done, never stop trying until you’ve proven it. If you know you can do something, but in reality you just won’t, learn to be honest and admit it. “Can’t” implies that something is outside of our control. There are enough things in life that truly are too big for us. We don’t need to voluntarily add to the list.