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Justifying hibernation

11 Apr

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the kind I am talking about. All you want to do is lay on the couch, watch bad TV and order takeout. In fact, sometimes you eat chips and salsa for dinner because you don’t even want to deal with putting on a bra to answer the door for the  delivery guy.

I want one of those days. Soon.

It’s hard to justify having a day where you do nothing and see no one, but my friends know that I sometimes need them. I need to be alone sometimes. I need to completely check out. I call them my hibernation days. Maybe it could also be called a mental health day, although I take those too (I usually go to the movies or lunch with friends when a mental health check is needed).

I’m thinking the hibernation day for me might be at some point this weekend. I strongly advise you all to do the same.

How do you justify “checking out”?

Cozy blanket my mom made me for these days

Cozy blanket my mom made me for these days

Today was Day Ten (or Day J) of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

And, of course, it was also Theme Thursday:

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Take my advice, you need it

28 Mar

Dear 16-year-old me,

I bet you figure you will have all the answers by the time you are my age. Think again. You are just as clueless at 29 as you were at 21 and as you are at 16. In fact, I’m beginning to think you’ll never have the answers. The difference is that I accept that fact. However, there are some tidbits of advice I can give you- not that you’ll listen.

  • Save your money. That purse is going to go out style, but that debt lasts a lifetime (or at least it will feel that way).
  • Try to go a little easier on your mom. She is trying and whether you believe it or not, you’ll be very close in only a couple of years.
  • Some friends aren’t meant to be in your life forever. Accept them for what they mean to you at the time.
  • Some friends are meant to be in your life forever. Be good to them. You’ll need them.
  • You’re a strong person. Don’t doubt that.
  • It’s okay to say no if someone proposes to you. In fact, I strongly encourage it. It won’t work out. Just trust me on this one.
  • That metabolism won’t last forever. Try to get into a habit of running now or I doubt it will ever become something you enjoy.
  • For goodness sake, lay off the Sun In!

Love,
Your older and not quite wiser self

Just wanted to say, I am grateful for all of you reading my posts. It’s been two weeks since I started writing this thing and I woke up this morning to a total of over 1,000 page views and 200 followers on Twitter. Now I know that is all in an hour’s work for a lot of blogs out there, but this newbie is definitely feeling the love- real or imagined. So thank you!

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