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222. How to… vanquish the depression monster.

At some point, y'all are going to have to pry all my Halloween stuff out of my cold, dead fingers. I am loving it. This is my favorite time of year for so many reasons, but in large part because you get to see the darker side of creativity on Second Life. It's fascinating (and… Continue reading 222. How to… vanquish the depression monster.

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221. How to… see through the darkness.

Oh, my gosh, you guys. If all the stars align and nothing explodes and there is literally nothing else crazy that happens, I close on my first house in like nine days. Nine. Days. My house. A house of my own. With four walls and a roof and a yard. In a neighborhood. With kids… Continue reading 221. How to… see through the darkness.

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217. How to… hold on to the hope.

Apart from being a whole exploration of the idea of Stockholm Syndrome, Beauty and the Beast was simply just... one of my favorite Disney movies. It was when I was a little girl, it is today, and it probably always will be. I could care less about some of the more controversial ideas attached to… Continue reading 217. How to… hold on to the hope.

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216. How to… give yourself a break.

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.

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215. How to… keep them from stealing the light in your eyes.

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.

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213. How to… balance it all without risking a fall.

If my lack of blog posts as of late weren't an indication, I've kind of had real life kicking me in the face a little more than I'd usually like to admit. I got the flu - not Covid, the other one - and my leg has been swollen something fierce for... weeks now? I… Continue reading 213. How to… balance it all without risking a fall.

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212. How to… smile through the malfunctions.

It's been a long time, guys. I've been exhausted. Without going into a lot of detail, it's just... been an eventful couple of weeks, and I've not been around as much as I hoped to be. I think one of the most important thing when things aren't going well is to press the pause button… Continue reading 212. How to… smile through the malfunctions.

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211. How to… get some rest.

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.

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210. How to… accept what you cannot change.

This is my first post this month that doesn't feature some kind of rainbow awesomeness. While I've been living it up in rainbow all month, I also understand that Pride isn't about rainbows. It's about acceptance and love and visibility. It's about freedom, and so many other things apart from what it's been commercialized as.… Continue reading 210. How to… accept what you cannot change.

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209. How to… remember what’s really worth it.

Today is the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, so this post seemed especially fitting for today. When I was a little girl in school, I loved to read. I'd read everything, but I was especially interested in history... and still am today. We would get our little homework assignments to read… Continue reading 209. How to… remember what’s really worth it.