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Broken

Honestly, do you ever feel like this? I was having one of those days today…to be honest, I’ve had a few of them this week. Partly, I can blame it on being just a yucky time of the month for me, and secondly, I haven’t been taking my VIMs (Very Important Medications) like I should have been. Combine those two things with a simple feeling of being lost in the world (ok not so simple), I’ve just had a rough week. In a funk. Out of sorts. Yes, my bed has been my best friend this week, and I’ve spent a lot of time curled up watching Netflix and cuddling with my Doberlab (half doberman, half chocolate lab).

Until.

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Through my whining, I realized nothing was changing. Laying in bed wasn’t solving any

thing. Neither was watching another episode of Orange is the New Black. Neither was surfing Amazon making yet another charge for an item I didn’t need on the Visa I’ve been trying to pay down. I was better than that…I AM better than that. Not to say that these kinds of days aren’t absolutely essential at times, but they shouldn’t become habit. So, first thing’s first. Shower. Shave. Get dressed in something that makes you feel confident. For me, today, that was simply a pair of my best fitting jeans, cowboy boots, and cute little top I got a few weeks ago from my fave subscription service, Stitchfix. Next, I applied my Saturday makeup, brushed my hair, and GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE. It’s crazy what a little sunshine can do for the soul!! After a bit of grocery shopping, I was feeling a bit better, so I decided to do something I love…acrylic painting. I’m no expert by far, but painting takes my mind to another place. So after spending the afternoon simply decompressing and doing something for me, and then a wonderful dinner cooked on the grill by my loving family, I felt so much better. So I learned this lesson: wallowing in self pity is not the answer, and your problems won’t fix themselves. While it’s ok to take a day off from your troubles (i.e. binge watch Netflix for an afternoon), don’t let it become your habit. You can’t be who you want to be without taking action to achieve the part!!

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After spending several years in an unfulfilling career, I decided to go back to school (again) for a second Masters degree. So, this is me as I work towards my MS of Pharmacy degree, while balancing self, family, and working on getting a new career off of the ground. (Hint...it's not easy).

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