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I took the weekend off for a digital detox

Hey guys and happy Monday! I’ve been so productive today! I figured it would be a nice idea to get some blogging in too. I hope everyone is doing well. The weather here has been both amazing and crazy. Last week it was warm enough for shorts and tank tops but this week we’re back in hoodies and jeans. It’s my first July wearing a hoodie but I can’t complain. There’s a part of me that has been feeling a…

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Saturday Musings

Whew another week is over and I think it’s the perfect time for some Saturday Musings. First of all, welcome to all my new readers! I’m not sure what happened but the past month has seen a lot of growth and I’m ecstatic. Second, it took me 3 days to write this post… That’s a lot of time, even for me. I’m starting to think that my IUD is the reason why my mood has been all over the place. But…

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Keep the Black Lives Matter movement strong

As the Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality movements fall out of media favor, don’t forget them. When social topics become unpopular, the media moves onto the next hot thing. And that sucks for powerful movements like these. It’s not even about politics, these riots are about basic human decency. So now, more than ever, don’t forget why they happened. Remind yourself everyday to continue the fight. It’s 2020 and it’s easier than ever to keep the conversation going. So…

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“I can’t breathe” – George Floyd

I may not be living in America right now but that doesn’t mean I’m not an American citizen. This is a heart breaking topic to talk about but I can’t be silent anymore. I know my reach on this platform is tiny but that doesn’t give me an excuse to be silent. My name is Lily and I’m a light skinned Indian-American woman born in 1988. I understand I will never understand the suffering of Black people. Please know that…

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Some happy things

Recently there have been a few days where I just want to feel happy. The news is bleak, the weather is so cold, everyone is sick, and nowhere feels safe. To battle this, I decided to think about the things that make me happy. So happy that I can smile while the world outside is wrong. And yes, it sounds selfish to want to be self indulgent but it gets exhausting, being sad and worrying all the time. I spend…

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January thoughts, February wishes, and just be

January has gotten off to a rough start. Open a news paper today and you’ll be bombarded with more than a lot of bad news. Some mornings I just want to lay in bed and allow the darkness of my bedroom provide a safe space. But that’s the most unproductive thing I could do. And besides, I have two dogs that need to be pooped. This is the last week of January and there have been a few times where…

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A Shiba Inu Update

Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I wrote about the dogs. If you’re new to this space, then welcome! I’ve got two loveable Shiba Inu dogs, Booker and Haru. Booker’s name comes from the game Bioshock Infinite. The main character is a wild card named Booker. And that’s exactly how our Booker turned out. She can be an angel or a devil and everything in between. Sander wanted a more Japanese name for our 2nd dog and after a…

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How I found friendship in a MMORPG

I’ve discussed how I’m not good at being a social person. I even have a post about why I have few friends and why that’s OK. I tend to have a lot of social anxiety in unfamiliar relationships. Sander and I laugh and say I have something called NPC energy. A NPC is a non-playable character in a video game. They stand around and wait for the player to interact with them. Well in recent years I’ve made dozens of…

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My experience with a Dutch doctor and an IUD

Whew! I am back after a week of digital detox. It was good for my spirit and soul and I feel a million times better! And what a year 2020 has already been. For my first topic of this year, I’m going in deep with my experience with getting a Dutch doctor and obtaining an IUD. This is such a touchy and personal subject but kids these days are open about everything. There’s an ongoing trend of Youtube videos talking…

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