This song instantly puts me into a better mood.
I’m not sure, anymore, that there is such a thing as a job that doesn’t suck. We go through college to prepare for and seek a thing that doesn’t really exist. That said, a lot of my dissatisfaction in recent years has been due to comparing how my life is to how I expected it … More Counting blessings.
I’ve been trying since the beginning of August to find a new job that is not tethered to a phone in a damn god-forsaken call center. My biggest mistake was taking a call center job, back in 2009, to put food on the table in the middle of a recession. In the belief that this … More Reluctantly delaying change.
I never had a PTSD trigger from a phone call before, but that changed yesterday. There was an issue with your vacation. A vacation that you took SIX months ago but never brought to the company’s attention before yesterday. An issue that I was not supposed to be allowed to fix, but I got supervisor … More An open letter to the customer who made me cry yesterday
My room has had so many phases in the last year and a half, you’d think it was a teenager. This is how I did it up when we first moved into Misandry Manor: I redneck-engineered a fix for my curtain rod problem, then curb salvaged a screen thingy for more flair. And got a … More A tale of 3 rooms (Great success!)
I was busy cleaning, doing yoga, and watching Luke Cage (ohmahgawd it is so good! And it’s got Theo Rossi!) Over the weekend, so I just now remembered I was supposed to update this thing. Better than remembering two weeks late! I’m getting better! I found Thee Best yoga lady on YouTube, though. I’m so … More Oops, forgot to write an update yesterday!
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and … More On Matthew 6
Right before I opened my laptop to write this post, I carried my plate into the kitchen to refill my water glass. Yeah. I looked over my shoulder when I got to the kitchen, and I saw my glass, the purpose for my trip, sitting there on the zebra-printed decorative trunk we use as a … More becoming stronger for the journey
If there’s anything that’s made me wary of shopping, it’s the realization that the purchase is—like the alcoholic’s first swig of bourbon—instantly gratifying, but—like the alcoholic’s subsequent hangover and reduced mental faculties—devastating in the long run. Once the itch to purchase has been scratched, we’re left feeling guilty and hollow until we seek another “high” … More Quote of the day…
I’m writing this post absurdly slowly, because I’m actually chatting with my brother about these exact topics at this very moment. I’m still struggling to motivate myself to update the blog regularly. This is apparent. I’ve discovered, though, that it isn’t actually about motivation. It’s about insecurity. I don’t feel like I have much to … More On mourning and passing up old things we were trained to want