Piece by Piece

I moved a few weeks ago, and it was quite the undertaking. Anyone who has ever moved (i.e. all of us), knows what a giant pain in-the-you-know-where it is. Seriously. Exhausting, time-consuming, expensive, and just plain annoying. I found unpacking for the second time in two years to be just as exciting as it wasContinue reading “Piece by Piece”

[Re-Plug] A Shot of Faith in The Dark is Worth Two in the Burning Bridge

I’m no good with metaphors and cliches, you might have learned. Whether it’s a shot of faith or a leap in the dark (which might have you drunkenly falling downstairs), I’m trying to convey that I’m taking new and exciting steps to follow my dreams. I’m back at writing, and I’m doing something risky–I’m pursuing itContinue reading “[Re-Plug] A Shot of Faith in The Dark is Worth Two in the Burning Bridge”

[Thoughts and Things] I Tend to Throw Pity Parties

But I’m not going to do that today. I tend to get too deep and philosophical about the force behind actions and consequences. I’m not going to do that today. I tend to wax poetic and nostalgic, focusing on all the wrong things because I don’t want to think about what’s right. I’m not gonnaContinue reading “[Thoughts and Things] I Tend to Throw Pity Parties”

[Re-Plug] Cleaning Up My Computer Files Makes Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together

My room is in total disarray. Dust collects on every surface. Forgotten items lie strewn about. Piles of things with no home mock me in corners. Laundry remains unwashed and unfolded (though the latter has always and forever been true since I haven’t folded my laundry in roughly a year anyway). I’m moving in a fewContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Cleaning Up My Computer Files Makes Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together”

[Re-Plug] Social Media: Why I Make Friends and Scroll Through NewsFeeds

I see a lot of backlash and hatred for social media and current technology. Frankly, I get sick of it. People want to bemoan this society for “always being on their phone” and “social media taking over their lives”, but the advancement of technology, including and especially mobile apps and social networking sites, can increase productivityContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Social Media: Why I Make Friends and Scroll Through NewsFeeds”

Cliches and Expressions I Continue to Enjoy (For Whatever Reason)

Previously, I wrote about dumb cliches that have no place in our modern vocabulary/are just annoying and pointless. In the spirit of “why not”, I decided to share some more oft-repeated, even cliche phrases that I do like. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it – I like crossing bridges. They are symbolic and usually placedContinue reading “Cliches and Expressions I Continue to Enjoy (For Whatever Reason)”

[Re-Plug] Interval Cleaning

I haven’t been the best about showing my “replugs” or even calling them that, like a good, consistent blogger. But that doesn’t mean I’m not getting stuff done or being productive, in some way. But back to form a little, here’s what I did: vacuumed my car out! Yay! It’s winter, and winter is messyContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Interval Cleaning”

You Don’t Mean That: Cliches, Phrases, and Expressions That Are Ineffective

This is a throwback to a post I made on my old iteration of this blog back in 2012 called “Popular Cliches and Why They Suck” on blogspot. I am re-doing it here with a nice and shiny 2016 upgrade. I think oftentimes, we use idiomatic, colloquial, informal language in conversation because it adds depthContinue reading “You Don’t Mean That: Cliches, Phrases, and Expressions That Are Ineffective”

The Payoff Plan: How I’m Paying Off My Debts

They say there’s nothing sure in life except debt and taxes. (That’s the saying, right?) I shared previously how my bouts with unemployment ran me into the ground emotionally and mentally. A fun side effect was the pile of debt I incurred. Defeat was not an option. And so I arose to the occasion with my PayoffContinue reading “The Payoff Plan: How I’m Paying Off My Debts”

Take Care of Yourself

How to take care of yourself, when you don’t know where to start? Start with something small. So small you might not even realize you’re doing something big. But if it’s so small, why haven’t you done it yet? FOR INSTANCE! I love lotion. I love the way it smells. I love taking care ofContinue reading “Take Care of Yourself”