Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To Dream Or Not To Freak The Hell Out

Two nights ago I had a crazy dream.

In my dream I woke up, but I couldn't move. And I realized that there were people in my apartment, but they weren't exactly people. I don't know how to really explain them other than they looked human but weren't.

Somehow I knew that these people lived in my apartment during the night, but I wasn't supposed to know. I knew that it was extremely dangerous to know that they existed, and if they found out that I knew they would kill me.

So I lay in my bed, watching these people walk around my room, so terrified that I couldn't fall back asleep, but also terrified because if my brain woke up any more, I knew I'd start to move and they'd kill me.


Needless to say, I wasn't very thrilled with dream. My friend suggested I look up what the dream meant. So I Googled dreaming about sleep paralysis. Then I fell down the Google rabbit hole a bit and ended up looking at sleep paralysis itself.

Oh Google, you foul, foul beast.

Turns out that, according to Google at least, sleep paralysis can cause hallucinations. Many people hear voices, see unwanted people in their rooms, experience someone sitting on their chest.

Yeah, that doesn't make me feel any better.

It's not a fun experience, but because I'm wired the way I am, I'm curious to hear other people's experiences.

So, anyone ever had an experience with sleep paralysis?


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Photo Taken From Goodreads
Book: Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
Author: Jenny Lawson
Series: No

Well. I'll keep this review short and sweet.

A-FUCKING-mazing. If you do not read this book, you will die a thousand horrible deaths.

That's it, that's all the feelings I can express for this book in written word.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Life Slumps And Liquor (minus the liquor)

So this week has been shit.

Well, I mean, I'm still pretty lucky. I'm alive and healthy (kinda) and all, but I'm still going to complain about life. Can we just agree that it's our right as humans?

I started the week sick, so Monday was a write-off. And anyone who knows me knows that Monday is my busiest day at work. So come Tuesday, I had more work than I could handle and I still probably should have stayed home. Which means that by Wednesday my work had snowballed and I was crushed.

On top of the work snowball, I've been stuck in a rut lately. I feel blah, I look blah, everything is blaaaahhhh.

Add this together and this week has made me feel very unsure about my happiness. I've been in this loop of realizing that I'm not happy with the way I'm spending my time (hello, I should be a published author by now ;).

The point of all this is that my friend gave me a good piece of advice She told me to make a list of things that I want to do to make myself feel better and to get me out of this slump. So Thursday, that is what I did. Below is the list.

  • Get hair cut
  • Get a mani/pedi
  • Figure out glasses/contacts (which I want to wear)
  • Go for a massage
  • Try acupuncture
  • Make gym schedule
    • Don't bail on it for an entire month
  • Organize closet
    • Get rid of unused clothes
    • Get pants hemmed (bought these before christmas, still not done)
  • Buy two new shirts (until Summer)
  • Redecorate bedroom
    • Get new blinds
    • Get side tables
  • Redecorate living room
    • Get new blinds
    • Get some snazzy pillows
    • Rearrange furniture
  • Pay off credit card
  • Build savings account
  • Do taxes
  • Greek Texan date with Alana
  • Set a writing schedule

Since I created the list, I've already crossed off two things. It feels kind of nice to prioritize things. Some of the list is necessary (aka boring) but make you feel accomplished after you get them out of the way.

I'll add to the list if I think of any others. And feel free to share your thoughts/lists!