Day 16: Effort Without Validation

I have been thinking a great deal about validation and its connection with effort level. I often find it so simple to justify inadequate effort due to a lack of validation. What does validation do for us that we are willing to work or not work on its behalf? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines validity as theContinue reading “Day 16: Effort Without Validation”

Day 15: The Pain of Possibility

I have been waking up for the past 15 years or so in the middle of the night in a panic. It doesn’t happen all the time or even often anymore, but it happens. When I was about 14 or 15, I hit some kind of awareness threshold. Thank you very much, marijuana. All ofContinue reading “Day 15: The Pain of Possibility”

Day 14: Writing Outline? Just kidding!

Well, I was all set and primed to start my outline goal today…But, there is a gigantic problem. Actually, there are two problems, one of which is gigantic. The first problem, the small one, is that I don’t think I can attach an outline document here as though I were attaching a document to anContinue reading “Day 14: Writing Outline? Just kidding!”

Day 13: Do You Plan Your Posts?

Today, I spent a lot of time thinking about my goals, or rather my big, audacious dreams. I am maniacal about my personal information upload and try to cram most moments into brain updates of some kind. Today, I did a lot of that. One podcast I used to accomplish this was by The LifeContinue reading “Day 13: Do You Plan Your Posts?”

Day 12: Changing A Bad Habit

I have a few bad habits, but I have one very terrible and embarrassing one… one that I really should have outgrown by now. I haven’t…until today. I am a picker. I have large pores but pretty good skin. I spend an inordinate amount of time finding things wrong with the skin all over myContinue reading “Day 12: Changing A Bad Habit”

Day 11: Pumpkin Bread is a Food Group

I have been watching The Great British Baking Show quite a bit lately, and it has me thinking about cakes and pastries wayyyy more than I should be. Every challenge, I say out loud, “I would eat that right now. I want that!” It hasn’t been good for my bikini bod goals this spring. ThereContinue reading “Day 11: Pumpkin Bread is a Food Group”

Day 10: Hungry Hiker, Beware

Today I spent a few hours hiking in beautiful, sunny Colorado (yep, that’s right- a February hike :D), when I noticed my mid-exercise mood swing creep in. I felt irritated and agitated by very normal things, things that wouldn’t normally bother me at all. I checked the time and realized it was nearing on lunch-time,Continue reading “Day 10: Hungry Hiker, Beware”

Day 9: Skin Nightmares

Over the past few years, I have become DEVOTED to my skin care regimen. I had a case of 24-years-old, drink too much, never sleep right, or wash my face acne. I thought I needed antibiotics and that was that. I was used to the dermatology grind, as a child of a skin-cancer ridden family.Continue reading “Day 9: Skin Nightmares”