Apparently, I have a lot to be thankful for.

Apparently, I have a lot to be thankful for.

Long time, no see, guys! I have been meaning to post here for so long now, but I keep getting side-tracked. Well, that and the fact that I spent a great deal of time in a not-so-great place due to everything going on. After all of those losses in the family and all of the drama that started, it’s just been pretty stressful, y’know? I hadn’t been feeling much like myself lately and everything just feels like a much bigger deal than it really is. With all of this happening, though, at least I have found solace in stories and music. I’m getting back to feeling more like myself, ignoring a few slight derails here and there. I guess getting lost in good reading material and awesome tunes is the best medicine. After laughter and time, of course.

Anyways, back to the topic at hand!

My office is currently doing this thing for Thanksgiving where every time you get a sale, you earn one “dollar.” For every ten “dollars,” you can exchange them for a blank turkey feather coloring page. You are then tasked to color the feather, write what you’re thankful for, and sign your name. Once it has been completed, the feathers get hung on the wall. It might seem pretty childish or boring, but I have decided to have my own kind of fun with it by making up corny one-liners for potential feathers. Here’s a few that have randomly come to me at work:

I am thankful for…

  • Clocks because they always have time for me.
  • Elevators because they are always there during my ups and downs.
  • The wind because it blows me away.
  • Corners for always being around.
  • 90-degree-angles for always being right.
  • The sun for brightening my days.
  • My feet for always taking me where I need to go.

Trust me, there will much more one-liners as November progresses. I am positive of that.

Despite this bit of fun, a lot has happened in recent months. I got to meet the wonderful Aly and AJ Michalka – my inner 10 year old was doing flips – and I even got their autographs! And Stan Lee’s, too! They are all hanging proudly in my room. I’ll have to come back here tomorrow and add the pictures to this post.

I also went to my first real concert last month. My friend and I went to see Paramore at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. They sound AMAZING live! Hayley Williams has practically stolen my heart. I nearly fell over with excitement when they started playing Brick by Boring Brick and That’s What You Get. I didn’t even get home until 3 AM, but it was totally worth it. The only thing is that I was super exhausted during the drive back, and I really don’t like sleeping in the car. I just feel guilty sleeping when someone else is having to stay up and drive over two hours home. So, I did the only thing I could think of in order to stay up: Start up a conversation. I thought it was going pretty well, but after a while I didn’t even realize what I was talking about. Apparently, sleep deprivation makes me talk like a stoner who just swallowed a pan of “special” brownies. Note to self: Get some sort of sleep before even the shortest of trips.

I guess that just about covers some updates since my last post, hopefully. I really need and want to get back in the habit of writing here. It’s kind of like therapy, but it’s also so much more. This blog is like a virtual scrapbook-ish place that I can pour my heart and thoughts in to.

How have you guys been? Anything new going on in your lives?

-PS, I skipped out on NaNoWriMo this year. Maybe next year I’ll be up for the challenge.

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