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Too much time on my hands…

So school is over for me for the moment. I finally graduated after FIVE years working through an Associate’s program! Go me!

But now I find myself with almost too much time and not a lot of motivation to leave the house. The good things: I’ve started drawing and painting again; I decided to and started to learn to play the acoustic guitar thanks to my little friend, Matt, who lent me his guitar; I’m almost done cleaning up my home after neglecting it for the most part while I was in school. The bad thing about having too much time now is that I don’t know what to do with myself. I would love to be out and about, going to the beach and taking walks, but with social anxiety it’s been a bit hard. I don’t have many friends and most of the friends I do have are into their own things.

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I’ve thought of taking up some volunteer activities, so that’s a possibility. Travis and I are going on a trip later this year, so I’m kind of limited budget-wise until I can pay off the trip. We also live in a condo apartment, which limits what we can do here. It would be nice if we had a yard and I could try my hand at gardening, but all we have available is a small balcony attached to our third floor condo. I do have ideas and plans for the balcony space but, again, I need to try and not spend too much money right now.

I have a sale party coming up, which will hopefully help me get rid of some crafty items I have that have been sitting around for a while.

Until I can get myself together again, this song has been stuck in my head for weeks now:

 

Have a great weekend!

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Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole…

Do you ever watch a video on YouTube and all of sudden you’ve watched like 10 others from the related videos?

Haha!

I was looking up the pronunciation of the name Alcee (I was curious and it was in one of my homework readings) and then stumbled across another related video on native pronunciations vs. written words by this British woman named Jade, and then I watched a few of her other videos on her personal channel and she’s just so cute and hilarious AND she also has anxiety. I think it’s social anxiety, like me, but I’m not sure if she knows that.

Anyway, I loved these two videos she posted:

1. Lisping and what to do about it…

2. Mad Hermit Woman (Sound familiar? I was just telling someone the other day that I needed a break from homework and my cave aka home. ;P)

I thought you might enjoy them (whoever you may be). And check out her other videos. Chances are, if you’re an introvert or have social anxiety, you might learn a thing or two. Or if you want to be better at public speaking, she’s got some great tips for that too!

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