100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 6

I managed to catch up on New Things after losing some time to an assault the day before. The day was a bit of a mixed bag, but I enjoyed each of the Things. #15: See a new children's play I wasn't planning to list this experience, since it involved kids I nanny for. There's … Continue reading 100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 6

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100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 4

Having slept 15 hours to make up for previous insomnia, I was happy to be a full day ahead of schedule. I went to the doctor for my annual check-up, where I received a clean bill of health. It was clear to me that today would need to focus on self-care. Having a busy schedule … Continue reading 100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 4

100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 3

Looking ahead to my day 3, I knew I was in for a challenge. I had work in Highland Park until noon, an appointment in Beverly Hills at 2:45, and plans with a friend in Ktown at 5. Public transit and/or traffic being the way it is, I barely had time to accomplish those three … Continue reading 100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 3

100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 2

The problem with this mood-boosting resolution is that I came up with it the day before I needed to start. Well, it's not really a "problem." The tight deadline forces me to follow through. But it is a challenge. By the time I'd researched options and finished the schedule, it was 7 PM. I needed … Continue reading 100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 2

100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 1

I woke up this morning after unrestful sleep, still feeling depressed. I'd dreaded starting my 100 New Things in 30 Days, necessary though it was for my emotion wellbeing. Still, it was July 31st. I had exactly 30 days before school started. I dragged myself out of bed, adjusted my sleep actigraphy bracelet, and wrote … Continue reading 100 New Things in 30 Days: Day 1

3 Nights in Vegas, Sober

I've lived in LA for almost three years now. Until last week, I had never made the trip to Las Vegas. Seems crazy, right? I intended to go about a year ago, but something life-changing happened at the same time-- I got sober. After three days of painful detox at home, quitting drinking was easy … Continue reading 3 Nights in Vegas, Sober