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Nails and Things

OK, this post may seem a bit uncharacteristic of me, but only because I haven't shared this thing about me. Not that it's a big deal really.

I almost never leave enough time before an event to do my nails before it. I want to, but life always seems to get in the way,

Anyway, I figured out that I should do my nails the day before rather than the day of because I can  just tweak it on the day of rather than trying to fit it all in. 

Why am I even posting about this?

For me, it's a milestone in a way. It's a sign that I'm *finally* getting my life together in some small way.

I may not be super girly, but I feel like having my nails done is as crucial as not leaving a tiny opening with my saya. My martial arts buds will get that.

Basically, it means that if I can get this miniscule part handled, the bigger things are nothing to tackle.

This is one of those #lifeisbudo moments.

For the first time ever, I don't care about colouring inside the lines with my nails because I have time to fix the parts that went outside. So it can be a complete mess, but it won't matter if I leave time to fix it before going out. Rather like a first draft, but for nails. 

This is one way to seem that one has their life together when they really don't lol

Yeah. So... Sometimes I'm kind of girly.


The above was a drunken St. Paddy's dayish post. And I've decided to take a bit of a break from drinking while I'm still mourning my mother and with all the ridiculousness in the world right now. It's been too easy to overdo it lately and I don't like that. It doesn't help with any of my goals, especially the health and wellness ones.

Speaking of my goals, I've reached chapter 12 on my edits. I've made more progress in the last few weeks than I have in the last couple years just by doing 30-45 minutes on it in the mornings before work. I have friends who can write for hours or until some world goal is met, but it hasn't ever worked well for me. A shorter, focused period, seems to be the thing. At least for this time in my life. This incremental progress has also improved my contentedness in other areas of my life.

As always, you can check out my goals progress here:


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