It’s that time of year again – the time to make brand new goals. I know that people are often sort of pessimistic about New Years resolutions or goals but I like them. I like the idea of a brand new year. I like the idea of a clean slate. I know that there’s no difference really between December 31st 2022 and January 1st 2023 but I like the IDEA of it and I love making goals and I love making lists and I love checking things off. So here I am, again, making new goals for 2023!
Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023!
As I sit here on the couch, rain pouring outside, wrapped up in my new tortilla blanket that my husband gifted me for Christmas, I’ve realized something, I’m ending the year the exact way that I began it –
No One Teaches You How to Grieve
No one ever teaches you how to deal with grief.
You just sort of have to deal with it. And everyone keeps telling you that there are no right or wrong answers to how you react when someone passes away but it’s hard not to look around you at those who are experiencing the same grief and compare yourself. Should you be acting like them? Are you sad enough? Are you grieving enough? It’s confusing, on top of an already very overwhelming time.
Overturning Roe Vs Wade – Nerd Girl Is Ready to Rage
This blog has always been about nerd things, mostly books, but this blog has been around for ten years and I’ve never hesitated to share my feelings about the things going on in our world. As much as I love to escape real life and disappear into fictional and fantasy worlds, I still always have my feet firmly planted in reality and I am always here to fight for justice and to fight against injustice.
The Supreme Court overturning Roe V Wade was not a surprise. Since the moment that Trump won the election in 2016, since the moment he pushed through Supreme Court justices, we knew that this was on the table. We knew this would happen. However, knowing and seeing it is two different things and finding this out a couple days ago was one of the most devastating days of my life. I spent the day pushing my way through my shift, drinking my sorrows and crying myself to sleep.
I’m Stuck in An Endless Loop of Re-Watching and Re-Reading!
Recently, I’ve been watching Criminal Minds for the first time. I’m a huge true crime kick – I’ve always been fascinated by it and read a lot of true crime novels growing up since it was something my mom read and young adult novels weren’t totally a thing for me growing up. I’ve been pretty much exclusively listening to True Crime Obsessed, Once Upon a Crime and Crime Junkie. I knew Criminal Minds was this insanely popular show, spanning years and years of new episodes and stories, and I fell in love with it.
I’m currently on season 12 and I had to take a break from it. Partly because, I mean, well, I’m in season 12 but also because it was getting overwhelming for me to watch and I almost dreaded watching it. The last few episodes that Derek Morgan, played by Shemar Moore, was in before he left was so emotional for me and I had to stop. Then Aaron Hotchner disappeared off the show due to some issues with the actor and I just couldn’t handle it. So I decided to take a break!
And I went to an old staple that I’ve watched about a million times – The Vampire Diaries.
And it really got me thinking about re-watching and why we do it so much.
Why I Wish We Enjoyed Things As Adults the Same Way We Did as Children
I apologize for the incredibly convoluted and confusing title but it was the best I could come up with so stick with me.
Today is my day off and my husband is currently working an eight hour shift so, of course, I had to decide what to do with my day off. I always feel sort of lazy when I don’t DO anything but I do have to remind myself that relaxing and watching movies and tv shows, reading books that I’ve neglected for days, weeks and months is a good way to spend a day off. I was continuing my watch of Criminal Minds (currently on season 11!) and it was making me WAY too emotional so I decided to switch to Star Wars and begin a marathon. I’m finishing up Phantom Menace as I write this and guys, I remembered how much I actually really like this movie and its given me a lot of thought on why I have thought differently for so long.