The Other Stuff
All the things I create and post that don't really belong anywhere else.
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.
I Rang in the New Year with COVID
By the title of this post, you probably can figure out what it is going to be about, but before I get into the details can I just say, could there be a more perfect wrap up to 2020? I mean we got our tests results on New Years Eve. It literally felt like 2020 was saying, "Nope you ain't getting out of here that easy."
Making Myself at Home – Part 2: Living Room and Kitchen
After completing our bathroom makeover, I felt amazing! So much better than I ever anticipated. My bathroom now brings me joy and after we finished it, I can honestly say it was my favorite room. I liked getting ready in there, I loved taking long showers, everything about the room had improved exponentially for me. And I wanted that for the rest of the house so...we moved on to the kitchen and living room.
Reminder to Believe in Myself
Today marks five years exactly since I got on a plane and moved to Hawaii. I've talked about that experience many times on this blog, but today's anniversary hit different. Today's anniversary was a perfectly timed message from the universe. Today reminded me that I'm amazing and I can accomplish impossible things. And I really needed that.
Plans for a Healthier September
My body aches. I get headaches and stomach aches all the time. My anxiety is back at full force and my emotions are all over the place. My clothes are fitting tight again and my muscle mass is disappearing. I'm just one big mess again. So this month I've decided to get back on track and I'm listing my goals here to keep me in check and hold me accountable.