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Not the Life I Ordered · 9M ago

Compassionate liberalism

"All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work – the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there's an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake,...
Not the Life I Ordered · 11M ago

Blog challenge - color

Today's blog challenge question:What color are you grateful for?I'm grateful for all the colors that came in the pretty makeup palate that came yesterday from Sephora. That's probably not wh...
Not the Life I Ordered · 11M ago

Blog challenge - smells and technology

I love to write but lately, I haven't had a ton of time. When I do, I'm often uninspired. When I am, it's usually political, and who wants to go there?I came across a 30-day challenge I have...
Not the Life I Ordered · 11M ago

Blog challenge - smells and technology

I love to write but lately, I haven't had a ton of time. When I do, I'm often uninspired. When I am, it's usually political, and who wants to go there?I came across a 30-day challenge I have...
Not the Life I Ordered · 1Y ago

Challenge accepted

I was named in one of those challenges where I'm supposed to post photos of my boyfriend and me to celebrate being in a relationship. The challenges originally were celebrating marriage. I f...
Not the Life I Ordered · 1Y ago

Grateful everyday

I have written about my anxiety and depression before because I see no reason to ignore the reality. I've never really gotten too personal, though, and I only recently realized that was beca...
Not the Life I Ordered · 1Y ago

A few thoughts

I still don't want to share my political views. I'm scared of being yelled at, being called stupid, or having people hate me. But I have a few, slightly generic thoughts in my head - not eno...
Not the Life I Ordered · 1Y ago

Tired

I'm so tired of bad news. I'm tired of people being shot, harassed, murdered. I'm tired of terrorists and criminals, and I'm equally tired of corrupt good-guys and actual good-guys being mad...
Not the Life I Ordered · 1Y ago

Start listening

When horrific, tragic events like the shooting in Orlando occur, I'm always hesitant to post, here or anywhere else. I understand why people do. Many want to express their sorrow or anger, o...
Not the Life I Ordered · 1Y ago

Fat is not the problem

Plus-size, fat, voluptuous... whatever you call us, curvy girls are getting a lot of publicity lately. From magazine covers, to articles, to a seemingly-harmless post on a friend's Facebook,...