Easy Adulting Tip: Take A Picture, It Really Does Last Longer

Easy Adulting Tip: Take A Picture, It Really Does Last Longer

The other day, I was going through some of my files and I realized I had pay stubs from over a decade ago. I flipped through them thinking why the bleep did I keep these?

But then, as I continued to look at them, I felt a flutter in my chest that reminded me why. They were paystubs from my first real, adult job. Those stubs reminded me of my independence, my strength, my naivete, my beginning.

It was as if those stupid stubs were looking up at me like:

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and saying “No, don’t throw us away. We’re an important piece of your history!”

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Let’s Talk About: The Sexual Assault Revolution

Let’s Talk About: The Sexual Assault Revolution

“Ughhhhhhhhhhh.” This is me last week, talking with a friend about the state of our country. “What we need is a revolution,”

“There’s one happening right now!” he said.

He’s right. I was going to write about blowdryers. But there is a revolution happening and I want to talk about it, so blowdryers will just have to wait.

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This period we’re in is simultaneously beautiful and horrifying. For a potentially brief moment, victims have a voice and sexual predators are being brought to light. It’s a momentous, revolutionary time. But…

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Yeah. Don’t get comfortable just yet. There’s a few things I really want us to think about.

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My Story: I Quit But I Didn’t

My Story: I Quit But I Didn’t

As I write, it is dreary out and my sun lamp is going full blast.

Maybe you can get a little sun lamp therapy just from this picture?

So here’s my story…

In June, I quit my job of 6 years. What had once been a fun, stable, learning, growing, environment started to crumble around year 2. The charismatic, big-picture boss left and his neurotic, emotional, misogynist underling (let’s call him Mr. Potbelly) was promoted. He, in turn, hired a passive aggressive nightmare (let’s call her Ms. Greasy Hair) for his replacement.

And so, things began to crumble.

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Adulting For Mental Health: SAD doesn’t just mean sad

Adulting For Mental Health: SAD doesn’t just mean sad

Today’s post is inspired by the ENDLESS row of soupy, mucky, cloudy days we’ve been having and DGGYST’s post encouraging us all to get our shit together and prepare for winter.

The days have been getting shorter and shorter and then, because we’re one of the states still functioning like a farming society, we set our clocks back an hour. So now I truly feel like I am living in darkness. And since then, I’ve just been feeling like this:

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Not just physically but mentally. I am flat out of steam and I feel like everything around me is just…heavy.

It’s interesting, because this gif was titled “Lazy Polar Bear.” I hate that word – lazy. Yes, some people are lazy. But depression is often mislabled as laziness. 

If you’ve started to feel “lazy” as the days are getting shorter, then maybe you’re experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Playful Adulting: I Never

Playful Adulting: I Never

When it comes to adulting, I think there’s an interesting balance that we must attempt to strike. Yes, we have to spend the morning fighting with your car that won’t start, the afternoon fighting with your phone company that overcharged you this month and then the night fighting with the clogged toilet. That is hard core adulting right there.

But at the same time we can’t let the adulting of life bury us. You ever meet those grown-ups (like actual grown-up, grown-ups) that just look like this is how their life is going?

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