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How is it only Wednesday? Below we have some questions answered from our Sunday Scaries Q and A to get you through. Followed by a cocktail, of course.
Q. The end of the year is an extremely busy time at work but I also don’t want to let my holidays be consumed with work and let them pass me by. How do I juggle both?
Your life is not work, and then just orbiting around that- it’s the other way around. Work is just something that is in your life, on top of many other great things. Actively log off, take the time you need, and enjoy your holidays as you should. If it means communicating that to your boss, or taking on less assignments, you need to be able to draw a clear distinction that you are comfortable with, so you don’t allow it to dictate your every day. Yes, it’s easier said than done, and our bosses don’t often approve of our actually wanting to experience this thing called ‘life’, but it’s important that you find your voice and find anything that can help you to get to the place where you are able to both be the diligent worker you know you are and the person who gets to enjoy this wonderful time of the year!
Q. How do I have a conversation about boundaries with my over-possessive friends?
If someone genuinely cares for you and your friendship, they’ll be comfortable with hearing those conversations that so often need to be had. Sometimes, unconsciously or not, we can all get a little possessive over somebody we are protective of- it’s not always malicious but it can become burdensome. The best way to deal with it is to address it head pon, as letting it fester can permanently strain and alter the friendship in a negative way. It is alright to have uncomfortable conversations with your friends- that’s why they’re your friends. If they don't accept and understand your boundaries and values, then who else will? It’s very rare that a genuine, true friendship has been wounded by honesty and this is no exception.
Q. How do I stop loving someone that I know I shouldn't?
Love can be so incredibly complicated, and as the song goes, ‘the heart wants what it wants’ even if what it wants is so bad for us. I’ve spoken about this before, but it’s important to address it time and time again- it is possible to love someone, let them go, and know they are not good for you! It’s actively reminding yourself why you will not work, why they are a negative influence on your life, and why you must make the decision to move onwards! The road isn’t easy, and is often fraught with questioning yourself and your feelings, wrestling between emotion and logic, and generally feeling lost. But, once you conquer those first few periods of difficulty, I promise, it does get better. Time really does heal those wounds, and while you will still have the memory, you will know it is one best to leave in the past.
“One Drink” Wednesday: Fall Mulled Wine
Make this, put on some t-swift and your coziest sweater and you’ve got yourself a ✨vibe✨.
1 750 ml bottle of red wine, tawny ports work well
1½ cups good Apple Cider
1 Pink Lady Apple, cut into slices
1 Granny Smith Apple, cut into slices
2 Navel Orange, one orange cut in half, one orange peeled, cut orange peel into thin strips
10 whole cloves
Pour wine or tawny port into a decanter 15 minutes before making mulling mixture.
Into a medium-size stock pot add apple cider, Granny Smith apple slices, one orange cut in half, whole cloves, and two cinnamon sticks.
When the mixture begins to steam add wine or port, then cover with a tight-fitting lid a allow mixture to steep for 15 minutes.
Remove the mulled from heat.
Ladle warm mulled wine into stemless wine glasses and garnish with slices of Pink lady apples, orange peel slices, and a cinnamon stick.