if i ever stop reblogging this assume I am dead
Time for my weekly Bella post.
"I am not your friend. I am just a man who knows how to feel. I am not your friend. I’m not your lover. I’m not your family." - Brand New (at The National)
"This is the price you pay for loss of control. This is the break in the bend.This is the closest of calls. This is the reason you’re alone. This is the rise and the fall." - Brand New (at The National)
Brandfreakin’New. First night of tour. Sold out. (at The National)
Possibly the best thing I’ve seen this week. #merica
…saying “no” gets easier with practice and repetition.
And having the right script—a starting point, so you’re not starting at a blank screen—can make all the difference.
Here’s a universal script that works for just about any scenario:
Thanks for your note. I’m so proud of you for ___—and I’m flattered that you’d like to bring my brain into the mix.
I need to say “no,” because ___.
But I would love to support you in a different way. [Offer an alternative form of support here]
Thank you for being such a wonderful ___. I am honored to be part of your world.
[A few closing words of encouragement, if you’d like]
[Your name here]