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*blows off the cobwebs*

I hate that when I finally think I have time to work on this blog, I just… don’t, LOL. I have been so crazy busy this past month, I am still having a hard time accepting that it’s almost the end of July already. Time flies when you’re overworked and sick as Hell, right? Right. LOL.

I have made a lot of changes, though, and made some steps that I am pretty proud of. I gave up my rotation at the hospital, so instead of working a 60+ hour work week, I am down to 40, like a normal human. I will still be picking up at the hospital on occasion, but after two years of working the long hours… my body is grateful for the break. It’s been two, almost three weeks, and I have noticed an immense difference in how I feel overall. I have more energy, I am not so tired and irritable all of the time, I actually have an appetite, and my skin is getting better. Which… is a huge fucking plus, because cystic acne is pretty much the worst. I also have some actual time in the evenings, and I can have dinner at a decent hour. Which… I didn’t really realize how much that affected me and my sleep.

Oh, oh! And the best thing about it all – I can actually go to sleep! I am sleeping for 9 hours a night, without waking up, without the need for sleep aids or Ativan. It’s so amazing. I don’t think I have slept this well since before I was pregnant. I am feeling pretty awesome in the mornings. It’s great. 🙂

I got my nails done this past Saturday. I let my esthetician play with some new chromes that she got, and I think it turned out pretty bad ass. It’s over a black base (of course).

She told me that she’s going to be getting in some more colours soon that we can play with. I’m pretty excited.

So, I’m working on some music reviews and such that I will hopefully finish up and post this week. One is a review of the new Chelsea Grin album that just dropped this past Friday… I’m also looking at maybe the new Deathless Legacy and Carach Angren discs. We’ll see how good it goes. I’m also working on an essay/open letter piece that has been a definite challenge for me. It’s a tough one, brings up a lot of old wounds and it’s been like having a re-excision. Should be interesting. All for the sake of self-love and healing trauma, right? Right. 🙂

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Today has been a bad mental health day. I should be working, but I’m struggling with my concentration and I just can’t seem to get things going. I’m also missing a certain someone, who I know I shouldn’t be missing and it’s been over a year and I should be over it, but there you go.

I was thinking about walking to Starbucks, to clear my head, but it’s too hot out and I forgot my sunscreen stick. 🙁

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First off, site updates! I have started to put together the writing section, which you can access from the “C’est Moi!” menu above. There is only one essay there right now, but I am compiling writings from my old notebooks and putting together some reviews and the like, so hopefully, by the end of the weekend, there will be a little bit of a collection going on. Also! I bought a premium WordPress theme some time ago, and I’m actually going to take the time to sit down and tweak it and get that going. I’m going to be experimenting with headers and such, see if I can’t improve on what I already have.

Making progress has me all like:

Otherwise, life has been pretty dull as of late. Work, work, and more work. It would be a lie to say that I’ve got a lot going on outside of the clinic. I’m hoping to change that, now that the spring has finally meandered its way out of wherever it was hiding. The temperature is nice and cool today, but the sun is out and the wind isn’t too bad, so I might take a walk after work tonight. See how that goes.

I’m going to be starting my Isagenix protocol tomorrow. Got to fit into my dress for Tieneke’s wedding without eight layers of Spanx and a corset, so hopefully, this will help me out. I was able to get the vegetarian/vegan option, so I’m going to tailor it to what I need. I will probably start making regular weightloss update posts here as I make progress, so wish me luck. I’m excited.

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