Happy Birthday, Amurika! (Day 4)

Oh man getting this just under the wire!

So last night I stayed up way too late and slept in until past noon. Way to go, me. The kid has a friend who was in a singing contest at the town’s next to us (the one the high school is in) Fourth of July celebration. We were supposed to go at 6pm, but at 5, the thunder was rolling and things looked grim. I didn’t really care because I didn’t even think I wanted to go.

(Oh crap, I got distracted by a message online and now it’s past midnight and I’ve failed. But I’m going to post this anyway.)

So anywho, I decided to go, even though I don’t like socializing and I especially don’t want to be around a bunch of AMURICANS (woo hoo) but off I went. And I had a good time! I talked to my kid’s BFF’s mom and listened to some truly awful music but I also saw some beautiful fireworks and that was awesome. Now it’s 12:17am on a workday and I’m messing around online and it’s really time to go to bed. Night, all!


I Love Weekends! (even If I’ve been home for two weeks)

Offical day two of being plant based, and oh gosh well, I have wanted all kinds of food I’m not supposed to be eating. We went to Aldi and hooked up, both the kid and I. Their processed stuff was way more expensive than what I found. They bought meat and like, hazelnut spread and I bought dates and flax seed. LOL, That sounds so awful. I didn’t mean that! But I am jealous of the sloppy joe he gets. I’m going to search for a vegan alternative.

I have been reading about the power of attraction. A YouTuber I follow talked about how she got everything she wanted (she’s pretty successful) and attributes it to positive thinking and envisioning what she wanted in life. You’re supposed to write a letter (to whoever) and talk about how your life would be going if you had your ideal life. Then read it to yourself every morning and evening and reflect on it and you’ll start to unconsciously do things that get you toward that. I know – I’m like, THE most cynical person on the planet. How could it work? I don’t know, a lot of successful people believe in it. And honestly: is sitting around thinking, “I have depression so I have to think depressing thoughts,” actually working for you? It’s not for me. There is absolutely ZERO percent harm in thinking positively. Even if you think it’s bullshit and laugh at yourself while you’re doing it, after a while, it might become a habit. I firmly believe it takes 21 days of repetition to create a new habit. And I quit drinking, smoking and drinking caffeine cold turkey so I know it can be done. (Oh god not all at the same time but close!)

I am selling a lot of my old DVDs here and I sold five today! I still have over 50 to sell so if you see something interesting get it now! I’m a huge geek so most of my collection leans that way.

No hockey game tonight (boo) but I plan to package all my DVDs and watch the rest of Vegucated on Netflix.

An Introduction:

Hi out there! My name is Sara. I’ll be 42 in April, I live in Florida, I am a single mother to a teenager going off to college, I am between jobs, and I am just starting to live a plant-based lifestyle in order to lose weight and feel better. Wow, that’s a lot going on! Yes, it is. But I’m excited!

Some things I’m looking forward to in the future are: becoming self-sufficient so I don’t have to go back to corporate America, feeling and looking better on this new plant-based journey, seeing my kid graduate high school and move on to the next stage in their lives, and (hopefully) not only moving out of my current residence, but moving to a different state!

What else? Well, I love hockey! I am new to the sport; I’ve been watching since the World Cup in October. My favorite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins because every one of the team excels at the game. I also think the team’s charity work is amazing and their social media game is on point. They’re just an all-around classy organization. I have two friends I watch the game with. One lives near me and one lives in Europe! We hang out on Twitter and celebrate and commiserate with each other; it’s a lot of fun!

I don’t watch (or even own) a TV but I spend a lot of time online, so I am pretty well informed of what’s going on. I love movies, the geekier the better. I’m a Marvel fan. My favorite movies are Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blazing Saddles, Guys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music. My favorite music ranges from rap to pop to folk. Honestly!

I hope you enjoy my rambles, but really this is just a place to put all my thoughts so I can get them out of my brain. I always feel better after I’ve written my thoughts down. It’s the best way to vent, in my opinion. Bye for now!