Achieving Balance in 2018: A how-to for you, and for me

So, you want to achieve balance in your life.

By “you”, I also mean me.  And by balance, I mean to not work myself like a dog, especially when I don’t strictly have to be this way.

It’s my New Year’s Resolution for 2018.

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2017: The Year That Was, 2018: The Year That Will Be (For Me)

I remember during the final days of 2015 telling a friend the following:

“I’m looking forward to 2016.  Even-numbered years are always great years.”

To be honest, I’m not even sure what data I was basing that assessment on.  When I think of recent even-numbered years, no especially noteworthy occurrences immediately spring to mind.

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Random Sh*t I Want for My Upcoming Birthday

We are, so the song goes, living in a material world.

And I am most definitely not a material girl.

Honestly, I’ve never really been into “stuff”; not since I became an adult and especially not since I became an environmentalist.

Or a writer, for that matter, since this means I have a never-ending stream of personally curated entertainment at the ready inside my head at all times.

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How to Withstand January (and the Rest of a Miserable Winter)

winter-snowJanuary, I’ve heard said, is the most depressing month of the year.

(For many, February isn’t much better.  And this January in particular brings its own unique brand of wretchedness for many.)

This despite the fact that, with the holiday season and hence the longest night now in the past, not only is a new year upon us but so too are the daylight hours progressively getting longer.

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On the Theory of Lost Things (or, How to Find Your Missing Sh*t)

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The only thing I ever lose is my cool.

This is not just a clever turn of phrase.  My impatience is probably my worst personality trait – the one with the greatest effect on how I relate to the world around me, and how the world relates back as a result.  But all that is a story for another blog post.

For this post, I’m instead talking about lost material items.

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You Don’t Need to Have Your Shit Together to Host House Guests (you just need to know how to fake it)

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Everything I need to know about how lead a successful life in our modern, millennial age I can find out on Buzzfeed.

One may not agree with this statement, least of all as pertains to me.  But I recently read an article on the popular social news and entertainment site that had all the answers I presently seek.

This an article is helpfully titled 15 Tips That Will Trick Your House Guests Into Thinking You Have Your Shit Together.

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