I’m Coping

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I have been coping remarkably well with the change in seasons this year.  The transition from summer to fall happened really slowly for us and I still don’t even really feel like it’s been that cold.  I’m not sure what that means for later on in the winter, probably it will be a long and cold one, but so far so good.  I’ve found a new hobby, if you couldn’t tell.  I’ve been getting in touch with my inner kiddult and am finding how much I enjoy collecting dolls.  I actually just got one back today from getting its face painted and I’ll very happily show you it sometime this week. Continue reading

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I Actually Love October

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I forgot how beautiful October is.  This is probably the only month in the “colder” months that I like.  I live in a place where we have many beautiful, changing trees this time of year.  My city is surrounded by state forest on all sides, so it’s really gorgeous right now.  I’m definitely sad about summer being over, but it’s still very warm right now and there isn’t much humidity, so it’s more enjoyable to be outside.  K and I decided to go to the golf course yesterday, where I took the leaf pictures.  Continue reading

A Rough Day

Today was not a good day for me and my anxiety.  We had an epic battle.  There are sick people at work and while I like this people and consider them my friends, I can’t get past the illness.  I expected that she was coming back to work today, so I took an Airborne tablet and a multivitamin beforehand.  Even if those things don’t do anything, they make me feel better.   Continue reading

#HappinessHappens

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This month is “Happiness Happens” month and I was asked by Shari’s Berries to write a post inspired by what makes me happen day in and day out. Continue reading

Don’t Wish Your Life Away

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Each year that the fall semester of college begins, I feel older and older.  I still live in the city where I went to college because K is still studying and I just love this city. It’s absolutely wonderful and is just full of life and culture. Continue reading

400 Posts Later

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I just realized today that I have written over 400 posts on this blog.  I have never written that much of anything in my life, so I feel like that’s a pretty big accomplishment for me.  I honestly can’t believe I’ve kept up with my blog for over 3 years now. That’s longer than anything I’ve ever committed hobby-wise. A lot of first for me, apparently.   Continue reading

5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Now

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A number of people emailed me asking if I would write a post about anxiety coping mechanisms.  To be honest with you, this is something that I struggle with if I am in a high anxiety situation.  I get so worked up that I forget to even use these steps.  However, not all anxiety is acute and for me, it can be a constant given the right conditions.  It can be difficult to reduce your anxiety without the proper strategies. Continue reading

Check Out My Recent Interview With Blogger Bhoke Mtatiro

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Hello everyone!

Hope your Monday went well.  I just wanted to share with you an interview that I recently did for a fellow blogger, Bhoke Mtatiro at bhokemtatiro.com.  She a beautiful lady with a lovely blog and I’d love for her to check it out.

Click on the picture below to read the interview: Continue reading

Our Lovely Downtown

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This week has been interesting and in some ways I mean that sarcastically, but I don’t want to get into that now. Sometimes when my anxiety is at its worst, I like to take time in my life to enjoy the little things around me.   Continue reading