In which I redecorate my house and my free time.
Well, September was a bust on the personal challenge front. The last week or so went better because we ran out of Dr. Pepper, so there wasn’t any soda in the house to pine after. But, all in all, I failed. Miserably.
This month will be different, I say! With all the depressing posts and pregnant baby bumps (your body will never be the same again, friends) and nasty sonogram alien baby photos (seriously, people, why?!), coupled with all the garbage about the farce that is the upcoming election, I am actually really looking forward to this month’s challenge. And since I bombed last month, I’ve decided to make it a two-fer.
Have you seen the movie the DUFF? I actually quite enjoy it, far better than the book (in which the girl was just such a little s*word). Anywho, there is a scene in which she is mad at her two best friends, and they start unfriending and unfollowing each other across all the platforms of social media. It’s quite funny because that is the way our society runs now. Sadly. Here’s a clip below, though it is an abridged version:
If you haven’t seen it, check it out. Mae Whitman is ❤
So my challenge for October is: NO SOCIAL MEDIA. No Facebook. No Twitter. No Tumblr (admittedly going to be the only difficult one since all the new fall line ups are starting and Netflix is letting me binge to almost get caught up). No Instagram. No Pinterest. Nothing my friends. NOTHING. And it is going to be glorrrrrrrrrrious.
Think of all the free time I’m going to have to spend on productive things (like writing posts on this blog). Just this morning I woke up, turned on my phone, went to hit the Facebook icon, then remembered I deleted the app last night. So I put the phone back down, picked up the Kindle, and finished the book I’ve been struggling with for a week. Boom. More productive already. Didn’t get me out of bed any earlier this morning, but I definitely felt more productive. And I’m on a redecorating kick this weekend after visiting my sister friend last weekend (she’s been in her place about a month and it was gorgy. I’ve been in my past a year, and we still have the doormat’s the previous owner left), so that project will definitely gobble up my extra time now.
Also, I am going to floss once a day this month. Because I am tried of getting that look from my oral hygienist. Don’t judge me! Or my mouth. You don’t know us. We’ve been through a lot. Stop hating on my gums! But really, I can’t afford a root canal. And my genes and my family’s experience in that area does not bode well for me. So let’s go, bleeding gums. We’re gonna tough it out.
In other news, I would say I survived my Nike Training Club so far this week. I did cheat a wee bit and skipped a couple repeat intervals (I blame the fact that I forgot to bring a water bottle). Taylor Swift kept me motivated by whining about all her failed relationships (but to a fun, upbeat pop tune). Since her very short lived relationship with that Tom Hiddleton/the guy from the terrible Thor movies has ended, I’m looking forward to see when her new album drops. Sure it’s gonna be just about any day now. I’ve feel sorry for her, but I’ve read the lyrics to Blank Space. So. You know. My muscles hurt a little the morning after (that’s what she said), but it was nothing like my recovery (or lack thereof) after my “baseline” Sunday. And I got to use my new medicine ball. Bonus! Now I just need to get the motivation to do a trial hike before I tackle the big beast that is Yosemite before too long.