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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Ask Baba Yaga: Should I Make a Vision Board?

Transcript after the jump. Also, Baba's almost out of questions, so email her if you want some advice! 

Hello Baba Yaga,

I have recently concluded a third failed romantic relationship in as many years and I am completely worn out and fed up with this waste of my time and energy. I am completely content being single, and have many career ambitions to focus on towards accomplishing goals in my life, versus draining my resources (emotion, money, time, etc) on another futile connection. How would you advise me in remaining on the "straight and narrow" without becoming side tracked with romantic involvements? Accountability? A vision board? Not leaving the house? I'm SO FED UP with heartbreak and failure; all I want is to make progress and be happy.

BABA YAGA:

You,will always be wanting; love—so throw yr vision board back into its hell river. :Every being seeks what it wants & you seek romances, & then they fail. ,Why? You already know. It is only) in yr avoidance of this knowing that you must fail & fail again.; & straight & narrow paths are made by those who do know the forest, & fear it, & hack it open blind. Be a better woodsdweller & do not cut down every tree you meet, but first ask why it is there, & know it—only then.can you get through the woodshouse safely.

Previously: "When My Drive to Succeed is Waning, How Do I Get Back on the Horse?"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at AskBabaYaga@gmail.com.

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supernintendochalmers

Oh my God Baba Yaga is actually the best advice-giver

DoMark

Far be it from me to question the wisdom of Baba Yaga (and I do worry about witchy revenge) but I have alternate advice, as I too was once in the same position of obsessing over the menfolk while the rest of my life needed tending. Not a vision board, rather trying out a 30-day Man Sobriety regime. No flirting, coy texts, etc. And it actually worked! When I wasn't allowed to bother with men, I managed to focus on more important stuff. Not saying every day was easy (as I suspect is true of any attempt at sobriety), but once the 30 days were up I found that my habit to devote so much thinking time to dudes had lessened substantially. And I paid attention to neglected friends, thought seriously about my career, and bought a couch!

lasso tabasco

@DoMark I believe in Man Sobriety with all my heart and soul.

Emily Scott Robinson@facebook

@DoMark Man sobriety is such a good kind of sobriety. Keep drinking, but sober up on the men for awhile. It really cleared my life of a bunch of needless energy drains. Just stock up on batteries for the vibrator and give yourselves a month, ladies.

greyeminence

"so throw yr vision board back into its hell river"

Boy, do I plan on using this retort when anyone brings up "The Secret"-related claptrap.

adorable-eggplant

@greyeminence I expected a "sure, why not" on the vision board idea, but certainly "hell river" is better.

stonefruit

Be a better woodsdweller & do not cut down every tree you meet, but first ask why it is there, & know it—only then.can you get through the woodshouse safely.

UGH so real and so good. Working on this.

carlos_pur

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Mirco Simoncinio@facebook

Excellent post, but do not agree with some of the passages.
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Emily Scott Robinson@facebook

@Mirco Simoncinio@facebook Get thee to the hell river, then! Baba Yaga's passages are infallible, MIRCO.

Sandra Diamond@facebook

i am hear to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted traditional spell hospital for the return of my husband to me, he told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he traditional spell hospital casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you traditional spell hospital for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com. and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

Emily Scott Robinson@facebook

It sounds like Sandra Diamond here got some SPELLZ YOU GUYS. BABA YAGA, 'nuff with the advice. I want some SPELLZ or else I'll have to turn to a "spell hospital" to figure out what to do with my vision boards, failed relationships and that pesky hell river.

p.s. This is the best Baba Yaga yet.

mikealbert

Thanks for sharing this so interesting post! I really want to be thankful for the way you have putted it here
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