The Other Stuff
All the things I create and post that don't really belong anywhere else.
Confession Time: I Obsess and Overthink Everything (Almost)
You see I'm the person that will write and re-write an email or a text over and over again obsessing over every word, even when it's not an important message. When someone takes too long to write me back I'll worry that my sense of humor or sarcasm was misread and literally have to stop myself from texting back to clarify (99% of the time I'm reading into nothing and logically I know that, but that doesn't help me). After I hang out with an old friend I'll replay the afternoon or the evening in my head worried that I may have done something wrong. And even when there is…
How my approach to sun protection changed after my diagnosis
Because I grew up with my dad fighting melanoma, SPF and I have been BFFs all my life, but that doesn't mean I was perfect when it came to sun protection. In fact after my diagnosis last year I sat down and took a hard look at how I approached sun care and found several obvious ways I could do better. Easy changes, that I'm very disappointed in myself for not doing sooner, but are quickly becoming habits now!
Roe V Wade Officially Overturned – What the Hell is Happening?
I've collected my thoughts and I'm ready to share. Kind of. Sort of. Although a part of me wants to censor myself, compose myself in a more polite way and present my thoughts in a calm and collected matter, everything happening right now is too important. This all matters too much. And whenever I censor myself I risk losing my emotion and my thoughts so here we go!
I’m scared. I’m angry. And I’m overwhelmed.
Like a lot of women in this country, I have been walking around in a weird, shocked, angry cloud, filled with hours of news watching, Twitter scrolling, and Reddit reading. Although I actually had a lot planned for my blog this week, I've realized that I can't get anything done until I get all of this *waves hands around head* out. So, I am going to try to put into words what I've been going through and what's been on my mind for the past few days. This is probably going to be rambly and possibly not make much sense, but I've got to put this all somewhere. And when…
My Own Original Thoughts on a Completly Un-Original Interpretation on the Last Two Years
As I've listened to these conversations and discussions about this past year I've heard many different metaphors or examples to explain the past two years, but the one that makes the most sense to me or that has resonated with me the most is a car accident. (I'm not sure if this is all my own idea or if someone else made the reference and it stuck with me, but the car accident metaphor is the one I've latched on to and will run with.) For the past two years, we have been living through a horrible car accident and the physical rehab that follows.
Women’s March: Rally For Abortion Justice 2021
This past Saturday, October 2, 2021, hundreds of thousands of women rallied together and marched for women's reproductive rights. There were over 600 marches held across the country and I attended Downtown LA's event. The exact numbers haven't been reported, but it was estimated that approximately 20,000 women were going to participate in the Downtown LA event.
I Went Back In The Ocean For The First Time Since Leaving Hawaii
Yes, known for surfing there are beaches that have some pretty big waves, but it varies throughout the year and there are certain beaches that are almost always relatively calm or at least don't have the kind of waves that will knock you over. On top of that the water is clear and the sand is soft. Most the beaches in Hawaii have crystal clear waters and I could see down to the floor even once I swam out far enough I could no longer reach the sea floor. And, best of all, the water in Hawaii is so warm, all year round in comparison to Southern California. Living in…
It’s Time to Try a Cup – This Post is about Periods
Traditional period products are expensive, wasteful, uncomfortable, and packed with plastic and other harmful chemicals. I started hearing about alternative period products a few years ago, things like The Diva Cup and Thinx, but was too afraid to make the switch, until this year. I've now been using my menstrual cup for six months and regret nothing except not making the change sooner.
30 Days of Meditation
I've been working towards this since I started meditating last year, at the start of COVID and for the month of April I committed myself to 30 straight days of meditation! Last year, during the month of April I challenged myself to 30 days of hula hooping and managed to see that all the way through, so this April seemed like the perfect time to challenge myself again.
It’s Been One Month
Well I really wish I had some great excuse, some big new to share. I wasn't sick, I didn't have any big tragedy or big success. Nothing really changed and I haven't been going through anything. Really this past month has just been a regular life month, doing everyday life things and time got away from me.