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tiny changes, much happiness

I’m playing hooky from the gym today, in favor of keeping caught up on my week. And avoiding people. Also very important. (I’m an introvert. Sometimes people exhaust me.) Last week, I went into the kitchen to get a glass of water…and 20 minutes later, finished cleaning off the counter/rearranging the clutter. Distracted much? Yep.… Continue reading tiny changes, much happiness

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week in review: blah, blah, blah

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats Fast Feets to get my link on. I worked a lot this week (over 40 hours). I alternated between sleeping 10 hours a night and 6 hours. No explanation. Got in 3 cardio sessions, and am up to 22.5 pounds lost in 12 weeks! Got some school… Continue reading week in review: blah, blah, blah

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goals check-in

Since the year is more than halfway over (like, a month ago), I decided to do a brief re-cap of my progress on my personal goals for the year. They were: 1) Finish B.A. with all A’s. 2) Get to a healthy weight. 3) Run a half-marathon. 4) Continue to simplify. 5) Pay off Visa… Continue reading goals check-in

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week in review:success, of a sort

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets to feel like I accomplished something for the week. Usually I have an overly ambitious idea of what I can get accomplished during the week. This week, I feel like I did much, much better at actually accomplishing what I wanted to. I tried something a… Continue reading week in review:success, of a sort

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week in review: damage control

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. I’m tired. It’s been a crazy week. But I’m making progress. I swear. Sort of… I started the week with the living room looking like this: I know. I clearly had way too much stuff. But I went through every one of these boxes this… Continue reading week in review: damage control

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my life is NOT a box of chocolates

I missed Meghan’s weekly link-up party yesterday, but I have a good reason. Actually, several excellent reasons. The new school session just started. I put all of the due dates for my three classes into one single-spaced document…that is four pages long. Yep. No life. As if surviving that insanity isn’t going to be monumental… Continue reading my life is NOT a box of chocolates

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downsizing

I’ve spent the past three hours going through boxes that have been in storage for years, as well as sorting through the contents of one bookshelf and deciding what to keep. Don’t worry, I’m not throwing any books away. I will, however, be taking a lot of them to Half Price Books. They’ll buy some… Continue reading downsizing

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week in review: time for a break

Linking up with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets to list my accomplishments for last week. Finals are over (for now), and Spring Break is next week, yay! This week was pretty busy. I: Completed my final project/website. Took a final exam that consisted of two essay questions (no pressure there). Finished an essay. Had… Continue reading week in review: time for a break

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making paper

…or “paper,” as Baby Brother says. (Trust me, you can just about see the air quotes when he says it. I don’t know why he even bothers to react to anything I do. He’s never going to understand me.) Anyway. So, as a former environmental biology major, you’d assume that recycling was pretty important to… Continue reading making paper