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Knees Are a Dumb Joint and I’d Like New Ones Please

Knees Are a Dumb Joint and I’d Like New Ones Please

I feel like there’s still so much I wanted to update y’all on in my long summer of no blogging what-so-ever. Of course, a lot of that involved horse show updates that seem too painful to write now, but I am feeling good enough about life to catch y’all up on some non-Simon related areas. Today we delve into the oh so fun topic of my knees. For the past several years, I’ve had pain in both knees. If I…

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How to Trudge Through a Depression

How to Trudge Through a Depression

Watch Scrubs. Scrubs is the perfect depression TV show. It’s funny enough to make your facial muscles twitch upwards every few episodes, but dark enough to remind you that people die — often early and unfairly. Ignore the diet that’s actually been working really well for you. Pick up a sorrow pizza instead. Get a side of sorrow chicken fingers to go with. Extra dipping sauce. Overeat, and go to bed curled on your side with a pillow around your stomach that aches…

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How to Fall Into a Depression

How to Fall Into a Depression

Get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon for your continuing knee pain. Find out that your legs aren’t in straight alignment. Your knees are angled to the inside, but your hip and ankle are straight — so every time you step down your knee cap grinds out. Hear it’s super common in women, but most don’t show symptoms until their 50’s. Because you’re active, you have pain a lot earlier. Learn it’s not curable. Start thinking about what chronic pain…

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My Promise for the Next Four Years

My Promise for the Next Four Years

I didn’t march on Saturday. I had no excuse. The truth is, I’m pretty intimidated by that kind of situation and protest, which isn’t something I’m proud of. Instead of pushing those feelings down and joining what was a profound global movement with impressive numbers, I’m writing this blog today. This blog won’t be any where near as inspiring or powerful as the women’s march. It won’t be as well spoken or political as some of the things I’ve read on…

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Help Me if You Can I’m Feeling Down

Help Me if You Can I’m Feeling Down

I’m not trying to be alarmist, but I’ve reached a low point. I can’t put my finger on exactly when it started or even why it has continued this long, but I’m not doing super well at the moment. Okay, that sounds fairly alarming. Let me rephrase to something more like, I’m not doing great and thought I’d be feeling a lot better by now. Maybe it’s something to do with the holidays coming up and the results of the…

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Why Donald Trump is Damaging

Why Donald Trump is Damaging

I don’t consider myself a highly political person. Sure, I made the same “Dubbya is the worst!” that any liberal minded student made in the early 2000’s, but halfway through my first and only Political Science class in college I knew that I wasn’t ever going to get super bent out of shape by the political sphere. That is, until this year. Like many of us, I didn’t take Trump seriously at first. I bought Trump pinatas and joked about…

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In-Betweensies

In-Betweensies

I have a lot of pretty okay qualities, but I am not patient. It comes out in different ways. When I teach someone to do something new, I have to take a lot of deep breaths and not smack them over the head when they don’t immediately grasp the concept that I want them to. This is perhaps why I didn’t pursue my career in education. I’m not patient with society, who really should be progressing forward but instead takes massive…

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Memorial Day Weekend in Boring Pictures

Memorial Day Weekend in Boring Pictures

We had a pretty fast and furious trip to North Carolina this weekend for a friend’s wedding. Our flight left at 5:15am on Friday morning, and I now know what it feels like to be within 60 seconds of having the jetway doors shut in your face. Not a fun feeling. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time not getting enough sleep and being a tad loopy. By loopy, I mean loopy enough to model my not very…

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