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I like her outlook, I’m still meditating on the pickling, but I believe she has a very valid point overall. Just something to keep in mind on your Sunday afternoon ^_^

Random Acts of Creativity #7

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Some early randomness to get you through the very first hump-day of the new year. It’s scary how few people are aware that matching your socks is speculated to be downright unhealthy! For more important human stuff read your rights here.

Soundtrack to your Saturday.



Just a pretty song with some lovely lyrics to brighten your day. Everyday should have its own soundtrack!

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”

J. D. Salinger

Twenty fourteen.

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This year’s been the toughest yet. But I started thinking that maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be if you want to level up in life. For me, 2014 was a year marked by loss. But because I lost things I get to get new things! The year ahead promises new opportunities and an entirely different lifestyle. I’m starting a new job, a new cat moved in, and I’ve even made a few new friends. I feel truly optimistic about the future for the first time in a very long time. And I am leaving everything that hurt or hindered me right here in 2014.

2015 Manifesto:

  1. Be really brave.
  2. Cultivate creative habits. Draw everyday.
  3. Rather count on a small amount of good people than a good amount of small people.
  4. Move more, moan less.
  5. Grow lots of plants.
  6. Listen more than you speak.
  7. Recycle and read everything you can.
  8. Grow up not old.
  9. Go back to school.
  10. Make the life you want! Fuck office hours!

When you are insane… Christmas may seem CRAZY


And the holidays seem to amplify any insanity. Many people struggle with depression over the holidays, but if you’ve been diagnosed with a psychiatric illness things can get very dark very quickly. And all the jingles and the family movies and the faerie lights of Christmas gets to be too much, even so that spending time with family feels like a punishment. BUT it’s all in your head. Whether I believe it or not, my family loves me and spending time with them is healing, And if I’m not well, my family would WANT to help, it’s easy to feel like a burden or a Grinch. But just remember the happiness you felt Christmas morning when you were little, deep down Christmas makes humans feel good, you gotta let it to it’s magic though!  If you’re feeling a bit down before the big festivities here’s some helpful information to keep you chipper. If you don’t have anyone to open gifts with this year, don’t freak out either, I’ll be blogging throughout the holidays, tell ME all about it!

101 Ways It Could Be Worse #2

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Terrible, terrible thought…

Number two in a new series inspired by my life. Things to keep you looking on the sunny side despite inevitable failure and/or incredible pain.

101 Ways It Could Be Worse #2:

The Scientologists could be right.

Cheer up.

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I’ve found that dwelling in a bad mood can be dangerous, and even worse, habit forming. I’ve drawn up a list of silly little things that make me smile no matter what foul mood I’m in.

Things like; feeding the birds, or taking a bubble bath, are caring actions. And the world always needs more kindness. Eating bananas are scientifically proven to benefit sufferers of depression. And they’re just kinda silly, aren’t they? Doing little things that give you a sense of accomplishment is an easy way to feel better about yourself. Rearranging the furniture, or hanging a few new pictures are really simple ways of feeling more in control of your environment and your ability to make positive changes in your life. Journaling is very important to me, having a private outlet where you can be truly honest keeps your heart light. Introspection is difficult and keeping a journal is a great tool to facilitate growth. It also enables you to look back and realise how far you’ve come! Sending a postcard to a friend, near or far, is a cheap, future affirming action that should give you something to look forward to. Don’t set your hopes on a written response though, it’s a lot of effort for the average Joe. Rather focus on what their response will be when they receive it. You only get sent bills these days, everyone loves getting a letter. You can even send something anonymously if you really want to stir things up. If you’re having a bad day try one or all of the above. Personally, my favourite distraction is cuddling up with a good animation. Specifically, Wall-E, cheers me up every time.

101 ways it could be worse #1


Number one in a new series inspired by my life. Stay on the bright side Snor City!

101 Ways It Could Be Worse #1:

You could have rolled over your new puppy last night. Finding its limp body before coffee.