Instead of a long blog post, I just want to say Happy Halloween! Stay safe, eat lots of candy, throw away all of the candy corn, keep the kitties safe, drink tons of hot cider and hot chocolate, be responsible, and be courteous.
Do you see those little white bottles? Those are vitality!
What is a vitality oil? Vitality is labeled for internal usage and the regular oils for topical and aromatic usage. But the oils of the same kind are equal in every way–they come from the same farms, from the same plants, are bottled the same way, and so on.
What is so great about these? You can use them in water, vitamins, food, etc!
I haven't had the chance to try every one of these, but I have tried tangerine, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, citrus fresh, clove, cinnamon bark, nutmeg, thieves, digize and lavender. I can say that they are worth every penny, and most of the time, they are a little more affordable!
I swear by the tangerine vitality. It changed my life. What will change yours?
Interested in buying or joining my team?
So much negativity is going on in the world and it really just doesn't seem like it will ever stop. I have a challenge for you if you wish to accept.
1. Go say hello to someone you wouldn't normally talk to.
2. Say thank you to a police officer, EMT, paramedic, nurse, doctor, firefighter, soldier, veteran or other public servant that puts your safety and life before yours.
3. Buy a coffee or a snack for a co-worker.
4. Send a thank you note to someone who made you a better person.
5. Think of someone before yourself.
6. Call a family member and tell them you love them.
7. Take an old blanket to an animal shelter.
8. Buy an extra toy at the store for a child that won't normally have Christmas.
9. Put your phone down during dinner.
10. Say I love you to someone who needs it.
Sometimes I feel like I live in a world that needs to be a comedy show, but apparently isn't funny. Maybe I just have a stupid sense of humor, or maybe I just have a low tolerance for people being ridiculous. Since I am 99% sure that not everyone understands me, I have carefully chosen 10 funny things to show you just how I think.
Sorry, not sorry.
As the weather gets colder, my movie choices will start to gravitate to winter romances. When it comes to winter romances, nothing can beat Frozen. Don't you try and argue with me. I know Frozen takes place in the summer and Elsa turns the kingdom into winter after she panics after her coronation. Only everyone knows that. One of the best parts of Frozen is the character of Anna. I know all of you liked "Let It Go" and Queen Elsa, but I was team Anna all of the way. I never saw another Disney Princess quite like her. She made me feel like I was being represented. I'll tell you why...
She fell into a freaking boat. Okay, Hans kinda knocked her over. She also had a little slip on telling him how dreamy he was. So relatable.
This is what I look like in the morning. Thank you for recognizing that we tend to look like monsters in the morning. We don't need those high expectations.
That feeling you get when you smell chocolate can only be described as euphoria. Anna knows this. I know this. We need to go to DeBrands.
True love is sharing a sandwich. If you find someone who eats the same kind, keep them.
One of my favorite quotes is a literary quote. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” A few years ago, I was watching the movie "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and I was struck by how real this movie was. Stephen Chbosky's book captured and the movie that followed, perfectly captured the angst and anxiety young people feel while navigating real issues for the first time.
This quote in particular struck me because I think it is something that is so true on so many levels. I relate to it because I have given an excuse like this when someone wanted to pursue a relationship with me. I have had many health hiccups over the years. Obviously, I have talked about mental illness, but I have also had issues with asthma, neuropathy, and severe migraines. Looking back, who gives a damn. No one is perfect. I know at the time, I was feeling like a burden on everyone. I had just had a ladder accident and I was having nerve issues with my feet. My migraines and neck pain were so severe that I wast hopping from neurologist to neurologist. I was 24 years old and I wasn't fun. I had to cancel plans all of the time because I was stuck in bed puking, and I just thought no one would want to deal with that. Well, the selfish part of that is that I never once thought of what someone else would want. My friends did want to be around me. I could have had a relationship. I just didn't think I deserved it.
6 years later, I believe we all accept the love we think we deserve. I think I am single because I haven't quite learned how to move past my insecurities. I think my mom doesn't believe anything my brother says because she is afraid she did something wrong. I believe that women who stay in abusive relationships stay because they think that it is their fault.
Listen to your heart and maybe you will learn something important.
If you read this title and thought this was a tutorial, just exit out. Nope. Not a tutorial.
Some things are more and more amusing as time goes on. It's amusing how many of my conservative friends turn liberal, how the most free loving ladies are the most vocal mothers, and how simple old dating became some horrible art form that you need training for.
So I haven't dated in 6 years. This is mostly by choice. I don't really have the time and I am pretty selfish with the time I do have. What I can't help but notice and hear is how much social media and even standard communication has changed. I met my last boyfriend at a party. Pretty standard for 2011. Now, people are meeting on dating sites, apps, and more.
Earlier this year, I read Modern Romance by Anziz Ansari. This book was fascinating and terrifying. The time and research put into it was remarkable. The results scared me. KNowing that the comfortable meeting someone, getting to know them, and deciding to start a relationship is gone. Everything now is fast and technical. What do us old fashioned weirdos who have been self centered for so many years do?
One humorous side effect of crossed generations and lack of experience on certain social media came one day when my two dear student workers, neither still work for me, started snap chatting pictures of each other on, well, Snap Chat. One worker was telling me about it and I was so confused. When I was that age, If you sent a picture of yourself, it would have been a sign you liked them. You would be showing off. That apparently isn't the case anymore. Now they just do it because everyone is vain. I am also old. How are us old people supposed to navigate this?!
Dear daters out there, write a manual for those of us who may start to date again in the next 5-10 years when Netflix runs out of good shows.