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It Sucks to Be Me (Woes of a Sick Person)

You know that saying, you never realize what you have until it’s gone? I feel like whenever I am sick, this saying always comes back to me. It’s the small things that being sick deprives you from that really get to me. Thankfully, I have a pretty solid immune system. Unfortunately when I am sick, it means that I’ve caught something pretty bad and I instantly miss not being sick.

For example, about two months ago I caught a bad case of the stomach virus. Couldn’t keep anything down for a solid two days. In that moment, all I wanted to do was eat like a normal person without having to worry about the consequences. It was rough, but not as rough as what I have now.

This time I’ve been blessed with tonsillitis AND the flu. A double whammy. The universe must really love me or something. It is AWFUL. I’ll spare you the gross details, but this is the worst I have felt in a really long time. I think the most horrible thing about having both of these illnesses is that together I cannot eat anything. It hurts to swallow everything, even liquids. I thought not eating with the stomach flu was bad, but this is some next level shit right here. All I want most in the world right now is to eat solid food. Well that and a million dollars. I am currently forcing fluids and soup down my throat so that I can nip this cold in the butt ASAP. I have a few important events happening soon and I cannot be brought down by this cold!

That was my rant for the day. Please all of you have a delicious meal for me and enjoy your healthy lives.

P.S. The ONLY bright side is not going to work. So thank god for that!

 

Things I’m Hoping to Avoid in 2017

It’s a new year and like most people I am happy to see 2016 go. Most people take advantage of the new year by wiping their slate clean and setting some goals for themselves. While I do have goals for myself, I thought it would be much more interesting to go in a different direction. 2016 really threw a lot of crap at me that I didn’t want any part of. Maybe you felt the same? In 2017 I’m hoping to swerve left and avoid that shit and some bad habits I picked up along the way. So today I am bringing you a few of the things I’m hoping to avoid this year.

  1. Ranting About My Best Friend’s Sucky Boyfriend 
    To be honest, I’m surprised I have not blogged about this because it is something that I constantly talk about in real life. One of my best friends started dating this guy at the very end of 2015. They had a long distance relationship at the start of 2016 and now he’s back home for good. I’m not going to get into all of the details but basically they have an unhealthy relationship and I am not his biggest fan. It’s not that he’s a terrible person, I just don’t think he’s right for her. I also don’t like the fact that he’s judgmental. There’s actually a lot of things that I have issue with. Okay, I need to stop going into to detail because then this post will be over 2000 words long. You don’t want that, I don’t want that.Anyway…most of my friends and family are sick of hearing me rant about this. I’m sick of ranting about it because I’ve realized it’s not healthy for me. Also, me telling my best friend is not doing anything. She has to make her own choices and come to realize things on her own. I’ve got my own love life to deal with. So avoiding ranting about their relationship will be better for everyone!
  2. PROCRASTINATION
    Raise your hand if you have put off doing something you planned on doing in 2016 and never got to it. I expect to see a lot of hands here. I see you fellow procrastinators, I see you. Just so you know both of my hands are raised, that’s how bad I’ve been with procrastination this year.When I graduated from college a few years back I thought there would be less stuff to procrastinate in the “real world.” Turns out there’s just as much if not more. I have been a bad writer, a bad creative project starter, and a bad job applier. At the start of the year I had a few creative projects I wanted to either start or finish. I did not meet any of my goals. This year I need to finish something and get serious about the things I want to do. There is no time like the present. While I know there will be things I put off, I’m hoping to avoid procrastinating less frequently.
  3. Stupid Arguments
    This election year just brought the worst out in everyone! While I was good at avoiding fights on Facebook and social media, I was less good at about avoiding these arguments in real life. It would start off as an regular discussion and then all of a sudden BAM! I found myself in the middle of an argument that either started from a stupid reason, was over something stupid, or was just stupid in general. It would be one thing if by the end of this argument all parties involved came to some sort of understanding, but usually that never happened. What I’ve learned, especially this year, is that when someone is very passionate about something you’re not going to change their mind. 2017 I plan to avoid getting involved with stupid arguments because they are stupid for a reason. It’s unnecessary. Instead I will spend these efforts on productive actions. Actions are what really matter.
  4. Even Stupider People
    This goes hand in hand with stupid arguments. I’m a pretty easy going person and tend to give everyone a chance. Which I will continue to do, but once people have proven to be stupid or are not worth my time, I’m not going to deal with them. I don’t need these people in my life, you probably don’t need them. In fact, nobody needs the people, so let’s all collectively avoid them!
  5. Worrying So Much About Other People’s Shit
    A problem that I seem to find myself in a lot is getting really involved with other people’s drama and problems. Again, I’m a nice person and I care about my friends. I want to be there for them and help them. However, I don’t need to disregard my shit for their shit. Or more accurately, let their shit take over my life. I gotta deal with my own shit and stop disregarding it. If I don’t, it will just pile up and I’ll be swimming in this giant pool of shit which sounds awful. I need to avoid this giant pool and worrying so much about my friends shit in general.
  6. ….Falling All Over The Place
    Okay, you knew this was coming right? This final one had to be obvious. While I do like the fact that these clumsy moments make life more interesting, the bruises that come with them are not fun. It would be nice if I could avoiding falling all over the place and only in just some places instead.

Those are six things I’m looking to avoid this upcoming year. If you couldn’t tell what I really want out of this year is to focus on my own personal goals. Those are kinda important. Feel free to leave comments down below of your goals or things you’re looking to avoid in 2017. Happy New Year!

P.S. I almost put a few certain people on my “Avoid List” but decided to avoid the potential drama that could come from this lol

Navigating My Writing Woes

Hello, my dear blog. It’s been an extremely long time. Fear not, for I am back with the intention of updating this more frequently. I have been busy with creative projects, traveling, work, and getting my shit together. While my shit is more together than it was, I have a long way to go. Anyway…ON WITH TODAY’S TOPIC WHICH IS WRITING!

One of the goals I set for myself quite frequently is to write more. Not only blog posts, but also work on my creative projects. I am the process of writing a book! Something I have been working on for the past 2 years which is so crazy! You’d think, “Wow Becky, you’ve spent two years working on this thing, you must be in the editing stages or almost finished.” You would be completely wrong…

Gosh this is so embarrassing to admit, but I have not even reached the halfway point yet! GAAHHH!  Part of the reason why I’m sucking at putting in the work is I am so god damn lazy. There’s also my TV addiction, writer’s block, and the fact that I’m working on other creative projects. I know, I know! I need to get a grip! Writing is hard though guys. I think my biggest problem is I don’t always know how to execute the many ideas I have, which is where the writers block comes in. Also, I’m just so fucking lazy.

With 2017 fast approaching, I’ve made a decision to just sit down and get to work. There are many things that I want to do creatively aside from finishing this goddamn book and I’m just going to do them. Here is a short list of my current creative project goals:

  1. FINISH THIS BOOK!
  2. Write more comedy sketches
  3. Come up with a stand-up routine (I want to be a comedian)
  4. Make a video
  5. Blog more, obviously!

Instead of waiting for 2017 to actually arrive, I will be starting today. One of the things I try to live by is “No day but today.” If there’s something in your life that you’ve been meaning to do, here is your push to just do it. There is no time like the present.

P.S. Sorry if this post sucks! It’s been a while and I need to get back into this whole blogging thing.

 

Follow Up: I SAW BERMUDA BOY (aka Al)

Alright, so this post is like 5 months overdue, but after rereading an old post and a goal to blog more about my life, I’ve decided I need to update you on Al aka Bermuda Boy aka my old crush.  If you’re not sure who I’m talking about, I recommend reading my blog post “Lori the Most Inspirational Waitress To Have Ever Lived.”  Here is quick version for those of you that don’t remember and are too lazy to go back:

Basically I reconnected with my old crush Al, code name Bermuda Boy, last year.  He invited me to go party in Bermuda and I DIDN’T GO!  Even though my friends and Lori, the best waitress I’ve ever had, said that I should have gone.  Recently (well back in August), I saw Lori again and had to confess my short comings.

Ironically a few days after I saw Lori, my mom told me that Bermuda Boy and his family were going to be in town.  That’s right, I saw him again.  Face to face.  Gosh, it was something to say the least.

Alright, so a few pieces of information that you need to know before I fully get into this.  Things I was aware of going into this re-meeting, thank you Facebook.  Al is a taken man, has been for more than a year now.  He did not stay single long, in fact he got together with this girl around the time I would have gone to Bermuda.  Maybe I dodged some heartbreak by not going, who knows.  That being said, I was still super excited and extremely nervous to see him again.

Do you have those people that you’ve met on occasion and wish you were better friends with?  I certainly do and Al is one of them.  When we last saw each other 6 years ago we just clicked.  I can’t explain it but even though he’s someone I rarely see, we really connect on a deep level.  It sounds crazy I know.  To be honest, I was 90% sure it was all in my head.  I was a dorky kid in high school and kind of a hopeless romantic.  Here was this cute, super cool guy that was around my age and was giving me the time of day.  That was what I remembered about Al.  I really wasn’t sure if high school me had seen things that weren’t there because she liked the idea of it.  Think about it, up until last year I had no contact with him.  He was friendly, but he could just be a nice guy.  He helped me with what I needed to know and then we went back to our lives.  Hadn’t talked to him much since.  This was the first time I was going to see how much of this stuff I had made up in my head was true.

Gosh I was so nervous that I delayed talking to him as soon as we got to the restaurant.  I, of course, happened to find their family first at the bar when we got there.  It was a surprise to say the least after hearing my mom talk about how they were always late.  I said a quick hello, hugged his parents, and literally went off to find my mom to tell her.  Although as everyone regrouped I had to face him.  We said our hello’s and once the ice was broken we literally did not stop talking.

It was like we had been friends forever and just hadn’t seen each other in a while.  I mean I’ve known him all of my life but we were never close.  Just family friends, ya know?  It was so easy to talk to him and we talked about everything.  I even confessed to him about how I was ready to hop on a plane to Bermuda for cupmatch last year but chickened out because I didn’t have anyone to go with.  He told me that I should have said something and came anyway.  He also insisted that one year I had to come and had an open invitation since he and his family were always going to be there for the event.  Our conversation even got deep as we talked about the troubles of being a twenty-something out of college.  My high school self was not making our clear connection up.  Al was really someone I connected with, which is hard to find.

If the fact that we basically talked and stuck by each the entire time wasn’t enough to convince me that I wasn’t crazy, his dad pulled my mom aside and basically said that this was the most he’s ever seen Al talk ever. Ever!  I sometimes forget that Al can be a quiet guy because we get along.  However, that is a statement.  Maybe there’s hope for us in the end.  If not that’s okay, I’d settle for good friends too.  The two of us just need to be better about keeping in touch and stop being so shy.

P.S. Thankfully the restaurant we ended up at was not the same one that Lori worked out.  She definitely would have remembered me and gone into the story basically telling everyone at the table that I had a crush on Al.  Now that would have been REALLY AWKWARD!

My Cousin’s Not So Secret Girlfriend

Both sides of my family are big gossipers.  A staple rule is that if you’re not at the family event, we will talk about you.  I don’t know how accurate that is though because they definitely talk about you when you’re there.  However, when you’re not there you cannot control the conversation or shut it down.  This is why I try to be there so I can control the gossip.  My cousin Brian on the other hand, has not learned this.

Since Facebook has become so popular, as a twenty-something you deal with the fact that your semi-stalker family is on it and friends with you.  This does not bother me that much because I don’t post a lot on Facebook, this is what blogs and Twitter are for.  Brian on the other hand could use some work with his Facebook skills.

He started to get tagged in a lot of pictures with the same woman named Elizabeth.  Some of them were more risque than others.  Since he was tagged in them, everyone in the family could see.  Once they saw they couldn’t help but gossip.  My uncle Toto and my cousin’s wife Jess were the worst by far.  My Aunt Laurie, who is married to Toto, referred to them as giggling school girls which is an accurate depiction.  Everyone thought they were dating and was so curious.  So my family did what they do best and went right to the source.

Poor Brian, I feel for the kid.  He got drilled so hard about this women Elizabeth and denied any sort of relationship with her.  It settled the family down at the time.  The issue was put to rest until the amount of pictures he had with this Elizabeth just continued to pile up.  Everyone was still suspicious.

I gave Brian the benefit of the doubt.  While I suspected they were sleeping together, I took his word that they weren’t dating.

A little more than a year later, I go on Facebook like any person my age to check my notifications.  Lo and behold right at the top of my newsfeed is a post from Elizabeth, that Brian was tagged in, devoted to their one year anniversary.  To say my family went cray would an understatement.  There was even an email thread about it.  You can’t keep things from family, no matter how hard you try.  Poor Brian learned that the hard way.

To everyone out there, your family is definitely Facebook stalking you.  So either be careful what you post or get ready for the questions.

P.S. My dad, who is not on Facebook, hilariously found out weeks later in a passing conversation and was pissed that no one ever told him.  Brian still had one person fooled even after the bomb dropped.