Pallavi Yetur is a blog contributor and the author of the advice column Ask Pallavi for GXRL. She has also been the Nonfiction Editor, Lead Copyeditor, and a blog contributor for The Coachella Review. Pallavi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor--when she's not in session, she splits her time trying to write, clearing out her DVR, and winning silver medals in amateur pole sport competitions. She was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in Jersey City, where she and her husband watch Bravo and argue over whose home state has the best tomatoes.
While none of Burton’s work, or anyone’s for that matter, is beyond criticism, the responses to his films of late have felt personally motivated, driven by a bias about his washed-up-ness, his transition from artist characterized by originality to director doing Disney’s bidding.
I work a job that I don't like for the money. It is seriously killing my soul. I really want to quit my job and focus on building my dream business, which I have been building in my head for months now, but my current job gives my husband and I health insurance and ensures we don't struggle financially. I have a side hustle that brings in some money, but it's not steady. Agggh, I don't know what to do! Should I tough it out and stay at my job that I hate for security? Or, just go for it and focus all my energy on building my dream business?
My daughter is 10 1/2 and since the pandemic started, she’s super clingy. She lets me go to work—no problems there. She has a good daily routine. But at night she doesn’t want me to leave. So I’ve been sleeping with her. It’s all good, my husband says I snore anyways. But I don’t think it’s healthy for her. And she is always asking me if I’m okay and she tells me she loves me about 20 times too much a day. I may be exaggerating but she does say it a bit more than she should. What can I do?