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Emotional Sprints…and Marathons

The last weekend of the first month! I’d say I got the year off to a good start. So far, I believe I’m meeting my new year’s resolution to eat less sugar and get daily exercise, even if my sleep is still wonky. (3am to 12pm is a normal-ish schedule, right?) I’ve read five books,… Continue reading Emotional Sprints…and Marathons

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Taking the “fun” out of Sleep DysFUNction

All indicators are either my unconscious nightmare-state is either a product of daytime anxiety, or childhood trauma (because, let’s face it, Freud just makes sense sometimes) Imagine our surprise when my boyfriend came back from a frat party after an evening of alcohol, smoking, and so much caffeine he developed a bright red mask-like rash… Continue reading Taking the “fun” out of Sleep DysFUNction

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Losing Ground on NaNoWriMo

The infamous end-of-week-two strikes again. Ever since I got out of high school, I’ve found myself falling behind by the thirteenth of the month in NaNoWriMo. Goodness only knows why I should fall behind now that I have only fifteen hours of work a week, instead of a mandatory high-school attendance from 7-in-the-god-forsaken-morning until two-in-the-can’t-get-here-soon-enough-afternoon.… Continue reading Losing Ground on NaNoWriMo

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The Joys of Not Knowing What the Heck You’re Doing

The thought occurs to me in this moment, I really should have outlined more in October. I had eleven months that weren’t NaNoWriMo to do so, and I completely blew it, intentionally. You would think that NaNoWriMo gets easier every year you do it, but there’s not truth to that at all. Every year it’s… Continue reading The Joys of Not Knowing What the Heck You’re Doing