I am obviously in love with Jess and June, but ever since Jess told the story of going from not even believing in astrology to Heidi being her second call after her diagnosis, I have also become OBSESSED with Heidi.
I went to a 3-hour virtual astrology class she did on Sunday and I think it might've changed my life?? I see myself and astrology completely differently, and have even been convinced to stop refusing to date any Scorpio (#NotAllScorpios I guess?) Has anyone else started following her? Or anyone else Deep Dive introduced you to...
Hearing June tell her story about road rage (or, parking lot rage, as it were) was hilarious of course, but also anxiety producing. She has balls!
I’ve never gotten into a yelling match with a stranger. But post pandemic I can see how fuses might be shorter.
Have you ever yelled at a stranger? Or gotten into any sort of verbal dispute? Or physical too for that matter. I wonder if I’m just a muppet mouth beta bitch who needs to stick up for herself more 🤷🏻♀️ 😂
LOL listening to June and Jess rave about a great free gift bag was so relatable. And June is right. Nothing beats a Doubletree cookie. Nothing!
The best free thing I ever got was at some work event, it was sponsored by North Face, and the gift bag had snow boots. Free snow boots! I still get a high whenever I wear them.
And one wedding party gift (wedding was in Vermont) we got fresh maple syrup and pancake mix to make in our Airbnbs the next morning and it was clutch.
It wasn't until I discovered The Deep Dive podcast that I learned that there's such a thing (diagnosis? identity? what are we calling it?) as a Highly Sensitive Person. I love the pod so so much and have found myself somewhat identifying as an HSP. Not sure if it's because I truly am one, or because I want to identify with June and Jess, but here we are.
Here are the traits of an HSP, and which ones traits I identify with:
🔘Easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens nearby? ✅
🔘Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time?
🔘Do you make a point of avoiding violent movies and TV shows? ✅
🔘Do you need to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or some other place where you can have privacy and relief from the situation?
🔘Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations? ✅
🔘Do you notice or enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, or works of art? ✅
🔘Do you have a rich and complex inner life?
🔘When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy?
So, four out of eight. I might give myself 6 out of 8 because I really REALLY ReALlY hate bright lights and strong smells. Like, it'll throw me the fuck off like NOTHING ELSE in the world. I have to wear a baseball hat in the mall (to be fair, can't remember the last time I was in a mall, though) because the lights are TOO MUCH.
Absolutely no one thought I was sensitive or shy growing up, and I wasn't. I was outgoing and fun and loved life and doing new things! I feel like because of that, I might not really be a HSP. That, and I don't heavily feel world events like June. She talks a lot about getting in bed for hours after learning about something traumatic and that's just not how I cope. Which also makes me think I'm not really an HSP.
They say that 15-20% of the population are HSP. Are you one? Am I one?
Had to share… on this week’s Deep Dive with Jessica and June, they say that they heard from a Hulu producer that the Kardashians really do film in their own homes for this Hulu series.
(Jess and June don’t think they necessarily did for their E! show, fwiw, and I totally agree. Something was off there. Plus, we know that the exteriors of the homes were not of their real homes. And I don’t blame them for these choices!)
On the "spring break" episode, June (who coaches her son's pee wee soccer team) says she was reading the league's manual on how to be a coach and started sobbing because it was so beautiful. Talked about how the point of kids soccer is to foster their innate sense of competition (doesn't need to be taught or emphasized by the adults, kids want to win, and don't have baggage around it, so don't add baggage around it). Focus on instead, progress and play. Encourage mistakes and the kids doing their personal best. I love it. Oh, and every kid gets equal playing time
Plus, no one is growing up to be professional soccer player, so like, really, do not worry about it.
I have mixed feelings looking back on my own youth soccer. I didn't LOVE it (I did love basketball and tennis) and did feel pressure to be the best. Started joining Travel leagues in elementary school and I do remember stressing about playing time, positions, and winning. And tryouts! Those were a mindfuck.
I also remember my parents complaining about the practice and game locations, so it's like, what were we doing this for? I think it was because it was What You Did as a kid. Everyone played soccer.
Interested in others' experience with youth soccer and/or if you know anything about what it's like now, in 2022. In June's case, sounds like it's evolved a lot since the '90s!