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Disconnect to Reconnect

Disconnect to reconnect. No, I am not talking about disconnecting and reconnecting your internet at home. I am talking about real people and spending time with them. Disconnect from your phones and try reconnecting with the people around you. This is something that I struggle with a little, and I am trying to work on it. 

While I am not an expert on this, but people often tend to say that they are being realistic with how much time they are spending on the internet, whether it is on their phone, computer, tablet, iPad, etc. But if you really take the time to look at it, that is just a lie. Because there is so much out there on the internet that pulls people into it and it can impact them negatively. In one of the daily reflection books by Norman Vincent Peale says that:

"When most people say they are being "realistic" they delude themselves; they are simply being negative."

But how does being realistic relate to disconnecting and reconnecting? Like I mentioned abov…
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It's Ok If You Fall

It's ok if you fall apart sometimes. Tacos fall apart and we still love them. Which is true because tacos are delicious and fall apart a lot.  
In today's world, everyone is often led to believe that they have to be perfect. And depending on what they are focusing on, their focus on perfection will change. For some people, they are focusing on having the perfect body. While other people focus on having the perfect house. But we don't need to worry about being perfect.

Another thing that people tend to focus on is making their problems disappear. And these problems stick around and are always with us. But there are things that we can do to change the problems that we have. Of course, how everyone goes about changing them depends on the person because we are all different and no one is the same. So what works for one person might not work for someone else. While it is an entirely different topic altogether the same goes for dieting in the regard that what works for me might…

Winning Camp With A Slight Upper Respiratory Infection

Now you are probably scratching your heads and wondering what I mean by that very random title that I used for this post. Well, if you have seen some of my posts, then you know that I have participated in what is called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, for a while in November. Since July 2011, the same people who put on NaNoWriMo during November started what is called Camp NaNoWriMo. The first two years that they did Camp NaNo they had them back to back in July and August of 2011 and 2012. Now they do it in April and July so that people can participate in both if they want while still having time to plan everything.

Since Camp NaNo started I have been participating on and off since April 2013 and hadn't ever won any of them. Now back in November, I mentioned that I won the regular NaNoWriMo and I am happy to announce that I have won the July 2019 Camp NaNo. While the story that I have been working on for the past month isn't finished yet, and I might have…

Stuck In A Rut

Lately, I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front for this blog. But that is partly because I am having a hard time finding something to write about. While that isn't all true I do have two blog posts that I started working on, but haven't finished yet because I got stuck with where to go next. On the blog have for "The Knit Potato" I put up two blog posts this week. So you are more than welcome to pop over and read them. I also plan on having another post or two up there soon.

When I come in here to either write a blog post or poke around I always go to the Reading List page to see what the bloggers that I follow have written. Which is what I did before I started writing this post. So when I went in there the post at the top was written by an acquaintance of mine named Grace. The title of her post is called "A Summer Funk," which is kind of what I am feeling at the moment. While I post a variety of topics and don't usually plan them by season, wha…

It's The Little Things

I know that this is a bit of a cliche topic but it has been on my mind a bit lately. But this has been popping up in my head a lot lately. I think it is partially because we often miss out on the little things in life. An example of this that I recently had was the other weekend at a friends wedding. In the front inside flap of the program that they had for the ceremony the bride and groom had a little note asking that their guest become unplugged so that they could participate in the ceremony. With the exception of one or two people at the very end, all of the guests respected the wishes of the bride and groom and kept their phones away and participated in the ceremony.

While that is just one example of staying off of our phones, iPads, etc. I know that there are plenty more little things and moments that we can enjoy without having to capture it in a picture.

To me little moments means spending time with my family. Whether it is our conversations at dinner or watching a ridiculous …

Why so Silent, Good Messieurs?

While I have been a bit silent lately, I have not forgotten this small corner of the world. Several weeks ago I did start working on a blog post, but it is still far from finished. But I will hopefully have it written and posted soon. In the meantime, I thought I would pop in share a little bit of what my life has been like lately.

To start off the Friday before Memorial day I went and got my hair cut. While that isn't anything out of the ordinary but it does showcase the curliness of my hair. My hair has always had a bit of a wave/curl to it but I never did anything with it until I got my hair cut. Shortly before I went and got it cut my sister had started looking into natural shampoos and other natural hair products to use. And that is part of what got me started with wanting to cut my hair. Because I wanted to start trying stuff on shorter hair rather than longer hair. The shampoo and conditioner that I recently started using is Every Strengthening + Brazilian Keratin Shampoo …

A Year Ago Today

A year ago today I graduated with my associate's degree as an Administrative Assistant. It doesn't feel like it has been a year yet but it has and a lot has happened. Besides graduating last year there was a lot of other things that happened. Some of which happened even before I graduated.

While I don't have to start last year all the way back in January in last year I am going to since it just makes things a little easier to go in chronological order. So in January, we celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday and my sister Teresa flew in the day before to surprise her since my sister had just left to start her last spring semester of college. My mom and the rest of my sisters were at a friend's baby shower the day before. I also started a babysitting job once a week on Tuesdays. Not a whole lot happened in February, which is an okay thing some times. But my other grandparents did move into their new house. In March we had a bridal shower for my cousin's fiance, …