We have just had the first truly beautiful and seasonally appropriate day here in my little town in MA, and I am just, ugh, raring to go and ready to Spring clean. The warm weather inexplicably makes me want to clean, organize, and redecorate, maybe because when I'm inevitably feeling gross in the 90+ degree… Continue reading Happy Warm Weather!
I've got -- how to put it -- a complicated relationship with my weight. I fully and wholeheartedly believe in "beauty at any size," "down with diets," all that stuff -- but frankly, growing up fat, it is hard to not internalize negative messages about your body, even if you don't globalize them (i.e., I… Continue reading So It’s NOT Just Because I’m “Lazy…!”
I'm kind of over a lot of popular "self-care" tips. I'm not even saying that some of them aren't pleasant diversions, or that they are inherently a bad idea (hey, nothing wrong with a DIY face mask once in a while if it make you feel good), but it's more that, I don't know. It… Continue reading Take a Break, Take Care of Yourself
Guys, I am... pooped. Just, worn out. It's been a pleasant break, and I've done a lot of enjoyable stuff -- a museum trip, a night out at Dave and Buster's, a Worst Bestsellers live show at Trident Books, several meals out, and a number of visits to my mom's to hang out with her,… Continue reading Quizzes and Self-Assessments
Say it with me: I work best under an externally imposed structure. I need some sort of scaffolding and some sort of blueprint or guide to follow in order to best function. That's why schedules and checklists work well for me, and why I always performed exceptionally well in class, but often had panic-ridden, down-to-the-wire… Continue reading Poetry and Imposing Restrictions
My big thing this year has been follow through, but a smaller goal -- and one that has kind of been on the back-burner, honestly -- has been organization. Earlier this year, I established a morning routine that worked amazingly well, but which I've sort of fallen away from because I've been ultra-exhausted with this… Continue reading Organization and Keeping Things in Order
"Mental." "Mental... what?" "Mental gymnastics." "That's been every post so far. I want something a little different." "Mmm... monkeyshines." "I don't even know what that's supposed to mean." "Mmmm.... Modeling. Making. Maramaduke Isn't Funny So Why Do Newspapers Still Run It?" My husband was doing his best (???) to try to help me figure out… Continue reading Marriage (Another Tangent)