Hi Pixie Chicks!
Over the course of this last year I think it’s safe to say that things were difficult for me: from my mom’s brain surgery and continued recovery, my lack of funds, and even lack of transportation.
It really wasn’t all that bad—(I can say now).
I got a job and a car (which means I also have a little extra pocket money…but I will always welcome more)!
But not everything was easy-peasy for these improvements.
For instance, at work I occasionally make a mistake. (I’m new and human). But honestly I’m not used to that situation. I don’t want brag falsely but the circumstances that I dealt with recently (pre-job) didn’t allow or require me to mess up. In fact when it comes to my mom’s recovery and my responsibilities I didn’t mess up. I was a machine—a real-life computer or super brain (which my family and I often joked about my mom’s brain surgery and me behaving like a super brain).
Jokes aside, I was her brain and I held and sorted so much information. It was impressive and weird as to what I retained and my quick ability to call upon dates, names, and other facts so immediately in regards to her surgery and recovery, and of course perform all the duties like complete paperwork and calls. (Folks I wasn’t just giving her tea and plumping pillows—I wish that’s what I did. I wrote letters, emails, filled out medical applications, financial assistance applications, insurance papers, charity request applications, spoke with doctors’ offices and insurance companies on pretty much a daily basis for 9 months - thankfully things have slowed down.
Hello Pixie Chicks:
The cold weather is upon us which could mean your idea of date night might be Netflix and fuzzy blankets. Well that’s all fine but there are other options out there too.
1. Bowling—when was the last time you put on those slick shoes and bowled your best? Could have been middle school or the occasional college outing. This is a super fun way to engage in a fun and cheap activity with your S.O.
A few weeks ago I cleaned my desk and I came across something I hadn’t seen or thought about in years. Immediately I remembered the impact it had on me.
I wish I wrote the date on it...didn’t think to then, but it was obviously around a new year that I created my list of “resolutions” or, better defined, my mantras.
The rainbow stream of fonts in all different sizes illustrate my intention to make each point stand out.
I used direct lines from lyrics...Hannah Montana lyrics to be honest...I’m guessing I wrote this inspirational page around 2007. I definitely remember having this hung up in my bedroom during high school. I would walk the school halls and classrooms and repeat my favorite lines to myself--one being, “I own the room, in a good way.”
Happy New Year Pixie Chicks!
I hope you all enjoyed your holidays with your loved ones. I certainly had a fine time. They were quiet and enjoyable—just what my family needed to wrap up last year.
Now it’s time to shift gears. Do you have your resolutions? Are you keeping them so far?!
I, like some of you, have resolutions I intend to keep this year and one of them happens to be to get fit and healthy.