[Re-Plug] Things I Am Good At (Hint: Not Writing Lists Like This)

In the interest of building my self-esteem and developing the skill of self-validation, I made a list of things I’m good at. Ironically, it strongly brought to light one of my biggest flaws: perfectionism. Some entries are too wordy, while others aren’t descriptive enough. The answers are too erratic and span too broad of aContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Things I Am Good At (Hint: Not Writing Lists Like This)”

4 Extremely Simple Things That Helped Make My Life A Lot Better

My life is a whirlwind of chaos sometimes. And I’m not exactly the kind of girl who does hour-long meditations. I’m the kind of girl though who comes up with real solutions. I know I’m a mess. I know I’m chaos walking. I’m not trying to be Miss Go with the Flow all the sudden.Continue reading “4 Extremely Simple Things That Helped Make My Life A Lot Better”

[RePlug] Haircuts and Paid Bills

I’m not the best at keeping up with my appearance. I do in my own way, but my style is low maintenance. It’s a big deal to me when I take the time and effort to schedule and pay for a haircut. Then there’s the annoyance of where to go. Great clips has burned meContinue reading “[RePlug] Haircuts and Paid Bills”

Who Am I Today?

I was dogsitting last week at a beautiful condo in a very well-to-do town (in one of the top ten richest counties of the country). All of my clients have been in this area and can afford things like shopping at Whole Foods, elaborate decor, and, well, a dogsitter. I mention this because they live a life I’veContinue reading “Who Am I Today?”

What Are the Benefits of Recovery? (An Incomplete List)

I am not an expert on recovery. I am, however, an  expert in avoiding recovery. Recovery isn’t something I actively chose to gave up, but little by little, the choices I made defaulted against it. Of course, you might also argue that recovery isn’t so black and white. But if I compare my life sixContinue reading “What Are the Benefits of Recovery? (An Incomplete List)”

[Re-Plug] Day 1 is Relative

This is not me. This is Adrienne from the aptly named “Yoga with Adrienne” channel on Youtube. I did Day 1 of her 30 Days of Yoga Challenge today. I’ve had plenty of day ones that were also my last days, so I’m not here to make some big proclamation and inspire you to doContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Day 1 is Relative”

[Re-Plug] Brain Power

I don’t know what the above figures mean, and I sure as heck don’t know what LPI is. I’m sure it’s a ploy by the creators to get me to pay $11.99 PER MONTH for this app. My simplistic brain likes the numbers and the graph presentation though. While some might enjoy paying an unreasonableContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Brain Power”

[Re-Plug] Not the Changes I Need, but the Changes I Deserve

Healthy, cheap, and lasts for several meals–I always forget that pasta hits the trifecta of food awesomeness. Also, that sauce has vegetables in it, so BOOM on my usually non-existent daily veggie intake. Bonus points: gluten-free pasta is good for my hypoglycemia. Keeping me balanced in more ways than one. I’m not normally someone whoContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Not the Changes I Need, but the Changes I Deserve”

Why Does It Take Me A Month to Make a New Post?

Where have I been? I couldn’t really tell you. 50% work. 25% spending time with the friend who made the above inspiration board. 25% ignoring responsibilities and wringing my hands in guilt. That’s my best guess. They say you can’t lose recovery. I re-read a post of my own that talks about this. Yet two weeksContinue reading “Why Does It Take Me A Month to Make a New Post?”

[Re-Plug] What I Did Today

What is a normal daily task for many people is a month-long stare down for me. So that’s why cleaning my living room is my re-plug. Though I actually had a rare block of time not at school or work, I chose to forego Netflix, Tumblr, and napping to do some serious cleaning. You can’tContinue reading “[Re-Plug] What I Did Today”