I am kind of enjoying these more free-form, stream of consciousness posts – here are 5 things that have been on my mind.
I have done a really good job at cutting dairy out of my diet but cheese and whole milk are my weaknesses. Whole milk has been easier to stop eating, I only use it in cereal and if I don’t treat myself to cereal then I don’t need it. Cheese though, I can literally eat cheese on anything and I do and too much of it.
No shame. The narrator is really good which is part of their appeal and the characters are also a lot of fun. There are 12 books in the series and I am actually looking forward to where the series goes, just good fun!
I was recently involved in a discussion on the relation of money and happiness. I grew up very poor, my parents had way too many kids and there was a lot of stress growing up. I’m not talking we couldn’t afford internet in our home or Air Jordans poor, we often wouldn’t have food at home – we ate at school, we didn’t go to the doctor unless it was an absolute emergency and really, we couldn’t have emergencies – we struggled all of the time. We knew that there were issues with basic bills being paid and now that I have my own household – yes, money buys me stability and that makes me happy. People who say otherwise, in my opinion, have not experienced poverty and have always probably been able to afford their basic necessities. But that’s just my perspective.
It is 45 degrees outside which is an absolute travesty, all of the snow is melting! While on my lunch, I realized that summer will be upon us sooner than later and I really loathe summer.
Unpopular opinion ahead, a male co-worker who I think is a wonderful person and has always behaved with the utmost propriety complimented my hair recently. He then followed up by saying that he would have said something sooner but thought it might not be OK. I felt bad for him, I think it is important to speak out about actual abuse but the #metoo movement has become something other than that. People are being tried and convicted in the court of social media and it’s not OK for the accused to speak up with their side of the story. If they are guilty of the abhorrent claims then who cares about their side of the story, right? What if you were accused of murder and you didn’t do it? When did we decide that it was acceptable to lump the innocent together with the guilty for the sake of a movement? By doing so, aren’t we detracting from the validity of the movement and the true victims, the ones who have been waiting to be heard? Everyone should have the opportunity to speak their truth – I just hope that the movement fulfills its intended purpose.
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