So... the house didn't work out. The inspection was the stuff nightmares were made of, and the seller I think was hoping that I wouldn't be smart enough to hire an inspector of my own. He refused to address any of the issues, so I walked away from the deal, and it's back to the… Continue reading 216. How to… give yourself a break.
You guys... it's been a stressful couple of weeks. I'm midway through the process of buying my first house. The inspection is today. It's been a rollercoaster. I know at this point things could still go wrong, but closing is supposed to be September 17th... assuming the inspector today doesn't find a portal to hell… Continue reading 215. How to… keep them from stealing the light in your eyes.
I have been dealing with some health stuff lately, and for me, that's meant a lot of rest, a lot of "taking it easy"... and a lot of personal guilt-tripping over the fact that I'm trying to do those things, because... Well, there's lots of reasons, really. Sometimes, when we need to rest, we ignore… Continue reading 211. How to… get some rest.
It's been a crazy couple weeks, which means I've neglected this blog a little more than I would like, but I'm back! All three or four of you who read this are hopefully excited about that. And you know what else? I learned something in this last couple weeks. I spent so much time stressing… Continue reading 196. How to… let it all out.
Sometimes, when the unexpected happens, the best we can do is make a glass of lemonade with the lemons we've been handed. Sometimes, things simply aren't as they seem... or at least not as we expect them to seem. And that's okay. That's probably a lesson each of us has learned a few times (and… Continue reading 194. How to… look at things differently.
Y'all, the Universe did not want me to get this photo out... all of which looked like fire on my screen and the dumpster variety of fire when I opened them up in Photoshop to have a better look. There was at lease one thing in every single one of the photos I took that… Continue reading 190. Pro-Tip: If at first it doesn’t rez…
We're people, guys. I hate to tell you this if you weren't aware, but behind every single one of our avatars with their perfectly-in-place-always hair and their impeccable fashion sense and lavish virtual homes are people. And people get tired. They have things to do and bills to pay and weight to carry around, their… Continue reading 185. How to… hold on to what’s important.
I think that one of the hardest things we have to do as people isn't acknowledging that we are flawed or that we might occasionally need a little bit of extra help, but actually swallowing our pride enough to admit that to others and ask for it when we need it. I think, sometimes, it's… Continue reading 181. How to… turn on the light.
I think one of the most important things I learned from the dumpster fire that was 2020 was this: Sometimes, you're going to screw up. Sometimes, the world is just going to kick you in the face, and no matter how much you scream about it or how loud your tantrum is, there's nothing you… Continue reading 178. How to… learn from your mistakes.
It's been a long week. Sometimes, life comes along and takes a baseball bat to your kneecaps, and all you can really do is hope the resulting fall isn't anymore damaging than the initial unexpected whack you received in the first place. A large portion of adulting whether we're dealing with Second Life or real… Continue reading 175. Pro-tip: Watch that first step – it’s a helluva fall.