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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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5 Things I wish I knew at 22

Whew. It’s not easy being a New Year’s baby. For years I felt an invisible pressure over my head. Not only was I starting the year fresh, I would start it a year older. That meant I was a year wiser too, right? Well in my case, no way. There are so many things I wish I could have known at 22. And now, 10 years later I sit at a computer in The Netherlands reflecting on the last decade.…

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My 2020 Plans

Oh my gosh you guys, it’s the end of a decade! I was 12 years old when 2000 rolled around and I can’t say I was prepared for the future. So much has changed since then! And not the normal life stepping stones. But I’m not here to ramble on about what I did for the last 20 years. I’d like to talk about what I’m looking forward to when the clock strikes midnight. I’ve got a lot of 2020…

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My 2019 Favorites

Whew, the year is over and I made it without spending too much money on unnecessary things. I mean I did get a few things I didn’t need but I love trying out new products. But I found some items that work better for me. So while I did spend a little extra money, I found a few new things to add to my 2019 favorites. My skincare and makeup routines hasn’t changed much so if you’d like to check…

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Our 2019 Holiday Plans

December is now in full swing and we’ve got a busy month ahead of us! I’ve never been much of a holidays person but that doesn’t mean I’m a Grinch! We’ve got our share of busy things to do this month. Not only for Christmas but for the New Year as well! 2020 is just around the corner but I can tell you right now that I’m not ready! 2019 was full of life changing moments and it will hard…

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Finishing a chapter: Nanowrimo final thoughts

This is the last time you’ll hear me talk about Nanowrimo, I promise! I was able to finish a day early because I knew we would be out on the last day. It’s been another fun ride and I enjoyed myself even though I struggled. It’s never been about the destination though. The journey is finishing a chapter of my life. I’ve been doing it for so long that it’s a part of me. And this year I felt like…

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