Catching up on Lush

Hello, Friends, Fam, and Fangirls! It has been a minute, hasn’t it? A lot has been going on in my life, so I changed my priorities a bit. As much as I love and appreciate all of you, there are things like physical and mental health that need to come first. But we’re back, and hopefully for some consistent posting for awhile.

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New Year, New Me, Who Dis

I think the whole “new year, new me” trend is a bit hilarious, but if a clean start is the best way for you to get yourself on track, then do it. Hell, it’s what me and the boyfriend are doing! We’ve started watching what we eat, and I’ve been getting up even earlier to exercise daily, but I’m going to talk more about that tomorrow.

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New Year’s Goals

Happy New Year, Fangirls! It’s crazy that it’s already 2016, where the hell did 2015 go? I know a lot of people have been saying that 2015 was awful, but I felt like I had a pretty good one. I think it’s important to remember the good things about last year, even if you think there were more bad things (personally, 2015 was significantly better than 2014 for me).

One thing that everyone is concentrating on right now is their New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t have any resolutions, but I do have some goals.

1.Be Happy
Having an emotional disorder can be very taxing; it’s difficult to get all of the right chemicals going off at the same time. But doing things to help myself be happy, even just once a day, is worth my time. I have to remember that I am worth the effort, and that the effort needs to be put in.

2.Be Active
I’m a pretty sedentary person, Fangirls. I like to read, to be cozy, and to not go outside. That needs to change so that I can be more comfortable and confident with my body. I know that exercise can help improve your mood, so I’m working to do little exercises every morning. currently I do 2 every morning, but I will be adding a third today, and another every month of the year. Eventually I will be doing 14 exercises everyday, and that’s daunting to think of now, but I think it will be good for me.

3.Be Healthy
I know it’s a resolution and goal of almost everyone out there to eat better in the new year, and I’m one of those people. I need to work on getting the recommended fruits and veggies daily, so my body can be happier. I’ve been eating a lot of clementines and drinking more water, which is already improving the way that I feel. I think continuing that will improve my mood, skin, and overall health.

4.Move
I’ve lived in this one town almost my entire life. It’s a place that has weighed me down quite a bit, and I think that getting out of it will be good for me in so many ways. Being able to release the negativity that resides here will really improve my mental health, and I’m at a point where I need to be on my own for a bit. My goal is to move to Maryland (hopefully) by the end of the summer. I’ve already saved up $4,000 towards this goal, and am always pushing for more.

5.Get a Passport & License
One thing that has really held me back over the years is my fear of driving. I have very severe clinical depression that makes me want to run away overtime I get down, and I’ve always worried that if I had the legal ability to drive a car, disappearing would be far too easy. But I’ve realized that it’s next to impossible to get out on my own without at least being able to drive. Similarly, NY State License are becoming less powerful, and are getting to the point where we will not be able to fly with them anymore. A passport would help with that, and Cassandra and I talked about possibly checking out a Disney Cruise in the next year or so.

 

Those are my goals for this year, and I’d love to hear yours as well. I hope you all had a happy and safe New Years, and I wish you all a wonderful 2016!

Quicksand Jack Interview

Hey Dikrats!  I was really lucky last month, to get to interview the creative team behind Quicksand Jack (the super cool comic written by the writers from Starkid Productions).  It took me waaaay too long to finish writing it up, but they’ve been really patient with me.  I can’t express how much of an honor it was to sit down for half an hour and talk to these folks.  Nick and Matt have been my heroes since high school, and I went into full Fangirl mode when they just replied to my email.  It reminded me of why I love doing this.  So without further ado, my interview with the Quicksand Jack Creative Team!

From left to right; me, Teia Smith, Jenny Lang, the elusive Lang cat, Nick Lang, and Matt Lang.
From left to right; me, Teia Smith, Jenny Lang, the elusive Lang cat, Nick Lang, and Matt Lang.

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