As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.
I have not felt very well the last couple days. It comes in waves, really. I'll feel fine, and then feel like I've been hit by a very large truck. So... it's been interesting. I think it's a combination of things, really. The weather, for one. It's going back and forth like a ping pong… Continue reading 198. How to… be (unapologetically) comfortable in your own skin.
I am utterly and completely exhausted. I think most of us can say that on any given day, though. And perhaps even more so this year. 2020 has been the year of just about everything. Natural disasters, not-so-natural disasters, disease, social distancing, murder hornets, and more... We all have a lot on our plates. A… Continue reading 141. The case for kindness (remember – there’s a person behind that avatar!)
Have you ever been walking along, minding your own business, innocently looking at your phone or talking to a friend, and then... WHAM. Smack-dab into the coffee shop door. Now the barista is giving you the stink eye from behind the counter, there's a clear imprint of your face on the glass, and you find… Continue reading 139. Re-examining your (S)Life Choices (or: that time I got stuck in a wall at my favorite shopping event) …
I... still feel like crap. It's a combination of stress from the move, fear over some stuff going on in real life, and just general exhaustion. People are so ugly sometimes, and some of them just take and take and take and take... and there are people like me who will give and give and… Continue reading 127. How to… keep the music going.
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.
Some days, you just need to chuck it all into the f**k it bucket, take a deep breath, and remind yourself that tomorrow is another day. Today has been one of those days for me, but I'm so thankful for some good friends and family in the real world as well as in Second Life… Continue reading 124. How to… stop and smell the flowers.
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.