Category: A Better Me

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Focusing On Something Other Than Easter Candy

It’s that time of year again where I’m surrounded by piles of used tissues and speaking with my sexy smoker voice of years past. I only suffer from bad allergies for a few weeks in early Spring every year, but man…DO I SUFFER. I do better if I keep a constant supply of Zyrtec in my system…but “better” is so relative. But I’m kinda sick of feeling crappy. And that goes beyond the last week of allergies. It goes to the last three weeks of stress with this new challenge we now face in our lives, now that Donnie has...

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Zoot v15.6

In a recent Tyler Oakley video (I have a whole entry planned on why I think his videos appeal to people from all walks of life) about his new vision board, he said something that really jumped out at me. There is no final version of myself. – Tyler Oakley It struck me first as a parent of a son off at college. He is having a completely different college experience than the one I expected…getting involved in groups I never thought would have appealed to him. But then, I thought back to my own college experience and acknowledged I...

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I Think I’d Rather Rappel Down A Building Again

Update at the end of the entry! Remember that time I rappelled down a building for a fundraiser? Remember how terrified I was and I said I’d never do it again? I’d rather do it again this morning at 5:30am instead of what I’m actually going to be doing. (Not really.) (Except, maybe really.) This is something I enthusiastically I agreed to do because, “Yay! I get to see my friends! I haven’t seen them in ages!” But suddenly now I’m realizing THIS IS A BAD IDEA. I AM AN IDIOT. WHAT AM I DOING? This morning, at 5:30am, I’m...

Truth be told - I think the "core" in this line of ice cream needs to be bigger. But that's just my professional opinion as a full-time stress eater. 6

Have You Met My BFF?

We’ve had a weird week. Actually, life in general has been weird for awhile. There are just a lot of variables for our future floating in the air and periodically they settle in to point one direction, or another, and I panic if it doesn’t fit EXACTLY what I want for my life. On Monday I started panicking and immediately went to the store and bought some Ben & Jerry’s and ate it all in ONE sitting. I wrote here first about how coping with food is one of the least-destructive ways to cope, on the grand scheme of things....

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My Dad taught me not to trust people without pen jars.

I mentioned yesterday that I’m doing a monthly challenge…am I breaking any “Monthly Challenge Rules” by writing about it? Like, does it discourage people to sign up if I’m telling what we’re doing? I hope not. But yesterday’s prompt was basically a basket of blog material so I have to write about it. Yesterday’s prompt involved your jar o’ pens. Always be suspicious… This reminded me about how my Dad became – kind of jokingly – suspicious of anyone who did not have a jar of pens out in the open in their house. He laughed with me about it...