When Tyler leaves for a weekend to play Dungeons and Dragons in Sacramento, I end up doing one of two things with my time. I watch Coursera philosophy courses in double-time or I stare at the wall, stuck in my fucking head. And then, eventually, I'll write. It's funny that anything should change when he … Continue reading Creating work for myself
Last year I wrote about how to get rid of sentimental stuff you secretly loathe. I find it pretty easy to toss sentimental stuff when it has no resale value. I'm not a very sentimental person when it comes attaching meaning to objects. But what about the stuff you just don't want or need that … Continue reading Letting go: pains of the Konmari Method
I shaved my legs today for the first time in what is entirely too long for someone trying to follow gender norms. This has always been a problem for me: shaving my legs and following gender norms. I'm always left hairy in the shower, asking the same question: why? But perhaps it is because of … Continue reading Reclaiming my yoga groove
I graduated with a health coach certification from Health Coach Institute (HCI) in October 2017. I completed the Become a Health Coach (BHC) program, beginning in May 2017. I also attended their November 2017 HCI Live event in Dallas, Texas. I also completed part of the HCI "Advanced Nutrition for Health Coaches" training and some of … Continue reading Health Coach Institute (BHC Program): an honest review
I made the bed before 8 AM this morning. I cooked myself the last egg and percolated a mug of strong coffee that I eventually thinned with cold water. The caffeine suppresses my appetite, which is what I want because I am too lazy to cook anything real. I should be good until late afternoon, … Continue reading Clawing for inspiration
Where's my medal for binge-watching 7 seasons of Game of Thrones in the span of one week? It was technically 2 weeks, but the first week was an episode at a time because in 2017 I had either more self-restraint or more shame associated with this kind of behavior. I know I said 2018 Ashley … Continue reading Life after Game of Thrones
I just got home from the gym, which is impressive when I take a moment to reflect on my morning. I spent it in bed, predicting Stellar candlesticks on Poloniex, drinking the percolated excuse of a drink from my roommate's leftover coffee grounds (the last two weeks I've eaten meat and had coffee! first time … Continue reading Winning at life?
I've started applying for jobs in Reno because why not. It's where we plan to end up after Tyler graduates and it's not a horrible place to live. It might even be above average. We visited for NYE and had a solid 3-star food experience (contrary to the inflated 4.5-star Yelp average across what appeared … Continue reading 2018 will be my year of calming the f*ck down