Today, my mom goes in for the first of what will likely be several procedures for an aneurysm at the base of her brain. But... she's in good spirits about it, or at least she says she is to our faces. She's been one of the driving forces in my life... even more so with… Continue reading 191. How to… make a proper entrance.
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 absolutely love this photo and I'm not even sure why. I just do. Anyway, that's not what we're going to talk about today. The last couple weeks have been rough. Y'all know that if you've been reading along I suppose, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that things have… Continue reading 134. How to… get through the negativity.
Okay, so I feel like I have not gotten myself properly excited. It's October, y'all. That means: Birthday month! (I take birthday praise in the form of high fives and other such positive nods to my own personal awesomeness) And also... Halloween! It's time for the creepy, the macabre, the scary, the fabulous! This is… Continue reading 133. How to… embrace the darkness.
So, me and my brothers are close. Not like, see each other every weekend close, but we've always got each others' backs, and always have. We play video games together, we talk on occasion... not much, though. Neither one of my younger brothers are much for picking up the phone. Last night, I went to… Continue reading 132. How to… save yourself.
I'm moved... finally. And I have internet. And things are still an absolute mess, and there's boxes everywhere, and things to be put away, and things to be re-arranged, and then probably re-arranged again... but I'm here, and things are finally starting to calm down, and I'm able to breathe again. And... that alone has… Continue reading 128. How to… knock on wood.
I get it. I really do. Sometimes, you just need to say what's on your mind. Sometimes, what's on your mind isn't always the nicest thing in the world. We can't all be Mary Poppins all the time... But we can think before we speak and act. We can take a moment to remember how… Continue reading 126. How to… be kind.
I am going to bet that y'all are betting that this post is about to go completely left. Well, get your mind out of the gutter, Susan. It's been a rough couple days. I feel like a broken record with that a lot, but I expect karma will start being really freakin' nice to me… Continue reading 125. How to… appreciate your… assets.
Let's be honest here: Sometimes, the biggest, adultiest thing that you're going to be able to do in a day is get yourself out of bed in the morning. And you know what? If that's you today, or if it was you yesterday... if you have a sneaking suspicion that it could be you tomorrow… Continue reading 123. How to… do your best.
So, there I was, innocently minding my own business, when... No. I think by this point any of y'all who give this blog a read probably know better than to think that any story I'm going to tell starts off like that. So, instead of beating around the proverbial bush, why don't we get straight… Continue reading 122. How to… recognize the difference between talking and saying something.