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Things I Learned in March 2017

Posted April 5, 2017 by Hillary in life / 0 Comments

The things I learned in March of 2017

I need to exercise to be happy and productive

 I started exercising again because I could feel my depression and anxiety making a comeback. That was a no-no, so I dusted off my gym membership and went back last week. It was BRUTAL. I am amazed at how quickly you can get out of shape. It is too soon for the whole relieving depression effect to set in, but from last year I know that it will, and I can’t wait. Being mildly depressed is no fun.

The world strongest coffee is now available in the US. And yes, I bought a bag. I will let y’all know how it goes.

That I supposedly look better blonde than I do with my natural black hair

here is a picture of me with blonde highlights.
I am getting so many compliments. Some people even told me that I look better blonde than I do with my natural black hair. I can’t help but wonder if I looked ugly with the hair color that God gave me and I just did not know it.

That after a year of tears and frustration I can understand webinars and podcasts

yay!!! And I will get a second implant on April 17th. I am not looking forward to the pain afterward, but I can’t wait to have some good pain killers again. #kiddingnotkidding

That food delivery service is not my cup of tea, but the Blue Apron Wine delivery service is right my alley.

I just find it hard to commit to what they offer. I mean what if I don’t WANT to eat fish? You do get some control but not enough for me to justify the price. The wine from what I have tasted was fabulous, so I am keeping that subscription.

That Hard Apple Cider In the spring is not as good as hard apple cider in the fall.

I was at the food store, and I saw Hard Apple Cider. I love the stuff. I look forward to it every fall. Somehow it did not bring as much pleasure as it does in the autumn season. This is a reminder that some things are better during certain seasons and to leave them there.

Two blogs are better than one

 I joined PursuitHQ and people told me that I should have a personal blog where I write about whatever I want to and a “work” blog, so I created a work blog where I will always remain professional and this here blog where I will write whatever the hell I want to. It feels like a big relief to know that I have a playing space where I can be as creative as I want to be and not worry about scaring potential clients away.

One should always back up their blogs

When I went to make a second blog I need up accidentally deleting this one. Lucky for me Bluehost had made backups. Kinda. The last one was about a year ago, so I lost a whole year worth of posts. *frownyface*  Oh well all my book reviews are on Goodreads at least.You can bet I paid for Vault Press for both my blogs after that.

About Hillary

I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!

How I Managed 4 Days in the Wilderness

Posted September 4, 2014 by Hillary in life, ramblings, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

This past Labor Day weekend I went camping. When my family first invited me I was all excited. With four days out in the wilderness I could pretend to be a hermit and gather my thoughts and refill my creative well. I envisioned days of reading,having brilliant ideas and catching up with the family. I knew that there would be no wifi or even phone service at the campground. I thought surely 4 days of being disconnected from the world won’t hurt me. I was very very very mistaken. The first night I had the beginnings of Internet and phone withdrawal. I am the kind of person who always has my phone in my hand most of the time and it is almost always vibrating. That night as it sat strangely silent I felt somewhat discombobulated and hoped nothing important was sitting in my email box.
I woke up the second day and checked my phone out of habit. Of course nothing was there. I decided that I was going to go take pictures and go fishing and all of that stuff. I took my camera and walked around snapping pictures. I was still feeling a little off. I look back now and I am amazed. I mean this is some scenery I was surrounded in:

Deep in da hillz of Kentucky
Deep in the hillz of southeastern Kentucky.

That looks like the perfect place to escape from today’s technology right? In reality I was in a tizzy and I had about thirty minutes of false hope when I discovered my mom’s phone had a hotspot until I realized without 3G service it was worthless.
It also rained two out of the 4 days and I don’t care how fancy an RV is. Being stuck in one while you have NO INTERNET is a living hell. I did read three books, but still, with everyone smushed in around me I was going stir crazy. I felt like that dude in the Shining, instead of snow it was a monster thunderstorm that was keeping me inside. In my journal I even wrote “I am slowly going insane. If someone bumps into me or walks back and forth or anything one more time I just might snap and do something regrettable”. I wasn’t the only one complain though. My cousins kids were really mad when it started to howl and the wind was blowing at top speeds. No internet and stuck in a tiny little RV? NOT A FUN VACATION!
I think the majority of the reason I was so pissed was because this is the first family gathering that I went to where I had lost all of my hearing. My mom is the only one that can sign so every time someone wanted to talk to me we had to go hunt down my mother and she would act as an interpreter. I never realized how much I depended up on my hearing aids until they did not work for me anymore. My speech reading skills have really went downhill. My speech is still clear which is good. I can talk fine but, understanding the other person is a problem. I have gone camping with other Deaf people and enjoyed the hell out of it. Being the only Deaf person in a big group of people? Well that is a somewhat different story. Over all I enjoyed my self enough to want to do it again. Hopefully next time I won’t be in such a tizzy over no Internet and can relax fully and enjoy myself.

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I am a book lover who loves to read and write. I only leave my apartment for food and MOAR books. I love to meet new people online so don't be afraid to say hi!