Category: personal

posts that are just about me, my thoughts, my health, my state of mind. when I just need a place to write it out.

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“I only smile in the dark”

“I was doing so well until the rains came…” sounds more like the start of a Young Adult genre novel than a commentary on my current mood, but it’s true.

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How many bits could a Fitbit fit…?

No gadget failing has given me a moral dilemma quite like this. My Fitbit is failing and likely dead and I am oddly torn about whether I need to replace it or if I’ve finally outgrown it.

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Climbing out of the abyss

I’m slowly coming out of a major funk, but I still think I’m a horrible person. It’s sometimes really difficult to reconcile those things.

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Sunday. Self-Care. Solidarity.

Woke up on Sunday, a little motivated. By the end of the day I had taken care of myself, treated myself, and joined a demonstration outside the White House because this is not normal.

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Lightning in a Sweatshirt

A short little tale of one of the strangest superpowers all humans have. Clearly I need more coconut oil…

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Ten Years On…

Just thinking about 2007 now that we’re ten years on from it. I’m moderately more of an adult now than I was then, but I miss a little bit of my carefree shenanigans and not feeling weighed down by everything. I don’t even know if I’d really recognize myself from then, but it’s nice to flip through my online photo albums and realize what a difference a decade makes.

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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Renew! Renew! …my iPhone!

So, you know what’s fun? When your smartphone, for no apparent reason, decides to have a complete operating system collapse. I managed to renew, restore and refresh it to factory settings and instead of restoring a backup, I started fresh. I know people say it, but it really is like having a brand new phone (that’s pre-smeared with your own finger grease).

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Walking a 5k? 10k? Virtually no problem!

My walking (for health, fitness and weight loss) progress took a hiatus because the anticipated Spring and Summer weather had completely failed to materialize. Getting back in the habit and back on the trails is challenging, but rewarding, even virtually!

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Beset on all sides!

Some days, it just isn’t fair. You try to do your best, but temptation creeps in everywhere no matter what you do. But I shall be strong and stand firm. Brave, stalwart, yadda yadda… Yesterday was the first day I...

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When it rains…

…it pours. And it actually did rain today, so how appropriate. No real topic for this entry, just a lot of rambling stuff and nonsense, trying to get things out of my head and on paper. Well, the internet, so...

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…a lesson to be learned…

“There’s a lesson to be learned here somewhere, but I don’t know what it is.” — Linus Some days, I know exactly how he feels. A lot of moments in our lives can be seen as building and working towards...

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Life of Brian: Coat

We recently had another weird temperature surge and then dip, as you get used to with the approach of Spring and it reminded me of the Life of Brian story I’d first thought of to post. It’s silly, not very...