Seven Rules for Dealing When You Can’t Even

A friend shared this on Facebook today and it really spoke to me, because this is a list of seven simple things that I think most of us would do well to remember. I know that I carry round enormous amounts of guilt and self-loathing on a daily basis and I struggle a great deal with things like patience, self-esteem, over thinking, and generally being able to shut my brain off.

Recently my life has taken a bit of a turn and I find myself with a “lot going on.” Which is really code for “shit is kind of falling apart and I’m holding on by a string but putting on a smile and powering through.” I have great days and I have super shitty days and through it all I have been constantly trying to remind myself of many of the things on this list. Things like the fact that I am in charge of my happiness and I do have both the power and the right to be happy. I will get through this and I will be better and stronger for it in the end, and deep down I know that. But on my bad days, it’s nice to have little reminders like this list.

It also helps to sing the Kimmy Schmidt theme in my head, I’ve said before that she is my Spirit Animal and I’ve adopted that theme as my mantra. After all, it’s true. I am unbreakable. Females are strong as hell. Dammit.


A Thing I Like To Do

So, I found myself with some time to kill today and an absolutely beautiful day. I decided that it had been WAAAAY too long since I had taken a picture of anything for not other reason than I just like taking pictures of things.

I went to a local park here in Columbus, Inniswood Metro Gardens. It is an absolutely beautiful park and I clearly was not the only amateur or professional photographer with this idea. There were probably 30 or so people wandering the grounds with cameras. Lots of families having photos taken in front of some of the most gorgeous tulips I’ve ever seen.

I walked around the park and truthfully there were just too many people there. I did manage to get a few shots, although I was using a camera I have not used before, so they aren’t really good shots. But it was fun to be out doing it again.

Here is what is hopefully the first in a series of my photography. Enjoy!