Sometimes there’s information I just don’t want to know. Like when I had streak of 111 consecutive days of meditating. Then I had 0 consecutive days. I knew about the streak because the Calm app kept track for me. The tracker made meditation a game. It motivated me to keep the streak going. Then I ‘forgot’ to meditate while visiting my older sister in Virginia, but in reality I was just lazy for a day. My head has been in a fog since then. Everything feels harder. I fidget more. It’s harder to get and stay asleep. Writing is a complete chore, more so than usual.
2016 didn’t go as planned for me. I make a list of goals every January to keep focused and grounded throughout the year. The 2016 goals got thrown out the window before the end of January. It wasn’t because I lacked the resolve to carry through; it was because many of the goals just weren’t applicable after I lost my job. My designated theme to simplify in 2016 didn’t seem to matter anymore. My focus shifted from simplifying to surviving.
It’s frustrating when things don’t go to plan. Continue reading Goals for 2017
Cue up the theme song from the Greatest American Hero (and George Constanza’s answering machine):
Please leave a message at the beep
I’m not around (anymore) or I’d pick the phone
Where could I be?!?
HellOOOOO Chicago! I am back!
6+ months ago I shamelessly announced I was unemployed and living with my parents. It was bar none, the most attention grabbing blog post I’ve written to date. I’ll admit it was a little self-indulgent. Who am I kidding? It was a lot self-indulgent. Continue reading Guess Who’s Back!
Whenever I’m offered a piece chocolate cake I politely turn it down, which leads to a casual inquisition why. There is always somebody around who finds in unfathomable that I would refuse a piece of delicious chocolate cake. What could be my excuse?! Don runs marathons constantly, so he can’t be on a diet or anything like that, right?
The Nosey Nancy is correct that I’m not on a diet. I just don’t like chocolate cake. The reason is I was allergic to chocolate as a child. The allergy went away as I grew older, so it’s not like I’ll break into hives if I eat a Hershey’s Kiss. Continue reading Ignorance is Bliss
Do you have a morning routine? You know, the things you automatically do after waking up. You don’t think about them, but if don’t follow those unwritten steps your entire day feels off. I was thinking about my routine the other day and decided to write it out step by step. (WARNING: It’s pretty intricate.)
Don’s Morning routine: Continue reading Keeping Morning Routine Fresh