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Oh Hey There!

Hello sports fans!

 

I took an accidental hiatus, and I’m about to continue it, I just thought that I would let you know what’s up since I just disappeared.

The kids I nanny took a vacation so I had two weeks off and spent the time not relaxing easily. I missed them, I cleaned out my parents garage, I took a mini vacation with my little sister, I saw a psychic, went to a spa, went to the beach, and did a “Bob Ross Day” with one of my best friends. I went to paint mugs, I painted some random shelving thing I found in a thrift store, and I convinced my uncle to build me a bookshelf. (All which will be revealed on Instagram I’m sure.)

Since the kids are now back I’ve had little time to consider getting to any sort of writing since it’s been a mayhem week of getting back into the swing of summer. (Which mainly consists of kids running through sprinklers, getting caught in a nap time baby trap, and going for Iced Capp runs so I can keep up.)

This passed weekend I spent the time looking at wedding dresses and forcing my friend into puffy dresses (which she looks amazing in, but not her style. Sometimes you just need to see your friend look like a cupcake.) and teared up when I think we’ve found THE ONE dress. Then her engagement party on an island which I could not for the life of me find until I made a random stop. 40 minutes of my time with her vanished because I have a tendency to get lost even with huge amounts of instruction. This all led to a boat ride, swimming, and pie.

All of this I have survived on little sleep and somehow have gained 5 pounds when I’m supposed to be on a fitness regime and diet (which I have a fat coach again).

This just goes to show that when it comes to people, I’m the last one I take care of. Just as long as my body is present for everything, I think we’re okay right?

If this feels like the crazy ramblings of an exhausted human being that’s because it is.

And today I have to not just face my 3 regular charges who are pretty chill, but I have a brother duo coming up today (also pretty chill on their own, but add in more kids and it’ll always be chaotic) and another kid from my cousins friend and I’m sure to be half dead by 1130 today.

I’m telling you all this so you will see that I am justified in not writing to you for the next week since that is happening every day.

Maybe see you in August. Or my animated corpse will.

See you never, keep moving forward, constant vigilance.

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Why Not Me?–Mindy Kaling

As I’ve said before: Mindy is my spirit animal.

I had a theme going for a short time where I was reading books by thoughtful but filthy minded and mouthed women who tell it like it is and actually connected with me on a level some authors never reach with me.

Mindy always gets through because she isn’t ashamed to speak her mind.

I’m so grateful that someone like her exists to help me out of whatever self sabotaging stage or made up stage I’m in. Where I’m just going around and around in circles and finally there is someone to knock some sense into me.

This book is all about her life and her motto “Why the Fuck not Me?”. I love her writing and her stories, which made me fall in love with that phrase.

What on Earth makes me think that anyone is better or worse at something than me?

Why shouldn’t I be the one pursuing my dream of the week, month, or year. And why do I always let the naysayers and my inner naysayer bowl me over with their negativity thus leaving me where I started? None the wiser and with zero progress in my life.

Mindy takes you into her arms like a wise majestic creature from another universe and whispers in your ear in a deep Batman voice: “Why the fuck not you?”

I adore her and this book and can’t wait for more from her.

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Posted in Biography, Keep Moving Forward

Very Good Lives–J.K. Rowling

Sometimes I feel the need to curl up in J.K. Rowling’s writing like a security blanket. Harry Potter is obviously my favourite book series, even though I promised not to read it for five years after the movies were over I still broke that promise to myself and snuck them in a few times when I was stuck in a book rut and needed to break out.

I grew up with them and learned how to be a kind and clever person. So it only seems natural that in a transitional phase of my life, where I don’t know where I’m going, what I’m doing, who I want to remain, what I want to do with my life, and generally growing up from my 20s into my 30s, that I need her.

And this time she was making a very valid point:

Failure is good.

Failure IS an option.

 

Failure helps you learn more than success sometimes. And it’s not shameful or something you need to guilt yourself over.

This was a speech she had written for graduates at Harvard, and while it’s short, she makes you feel better if all you’ve ever felt you’ve done is fail. Or at least have a day where you feel like that’s all you’ve done and you are trapped in your own cry factory and BooHoo Festival.

Everyone needs to read this when they are feel stuck or like a failure or like their lives aren’t going anywhere.

She always puts things in perspective in a smart and articulate way that speaks to real people.

Curl up in her words, it’ll make you feel better, I promise.

Jo always has my back.