Hoping for Normal in My Next Life

Bob, the baby robin that my Mom rescued. He’s getting released tomorrow. Yay for Bob!

Because I can. 

Because I can. 

seriouscuteness:

From Serious Cuteness reader Amy. Her cat Boogie who she claims is, “Part feline, part meerkat.”
Update: We hear Boogie really really likes to eat ear buds. 

seriouscuteness:

From Serious Cuteness reader Amy. Her cat Boogie who she claims is, “Part feline, part meerkat.”

Update: We hear Boogie really really likes to eat ear buds. 

How I felt when some Scrooge at my office made me take down my Birthday Balloons :(

How I felt when some Scrooge at my office made me take down my Birthday Balloons :(

(Source: bounce-rock-skate)

Male Perfection

is standing in the same train car as me for the second time in the past 7 days. While he is sans wedding ring, I would be willing to bet both of my kidneys that he has a girlfriend of epic perfection. So I’ll just continue to look from afar.

Boogie…back when he was a sweet little kitten. 

Boogie…back when he was a sweet little kitten. 

What’s Up.

Life is in a major transition right now. For the first time in 2 years I feel secure and happy professionally. The rest of my life? Not so much. And I don’t know why.

I’ve done so many positive things this calendar year that SHOULD make me feel proud of myself. I’ve run two races, I’ve taken on some responsibilities with my local alumni association chapter, I’ve managed to keep Boogie alive for another year without any illness or injury. And I managed to survive a year in Chicago—which I know many people thought would be an impossibility for me to do.

So why am I so unhappy? Beats me. I’m trying to focus on all the good I have in my life—and I do have a lot of good. The crappy thing about me is, I’ve always been one of those people who compares myself to others, their accomplishments, their looks, etc. I know that’s an automatic path to perpetual unhappiness, but I have been like this since I was a child. I don’t know how to change it. No amount of exercise, new clothes, or positive accolades has ever been able to get me out of this mindset. But…I am determined to change it. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DIETlxquzY

At the risk of sounding like Stuart Smalley, “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Gosh Darn It, People Like Me”. 

Maybe not everyone, but there are a few that do. I’m grateful for you all.