Better isn’t Best

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Well, I haven’t poked my head in here in over a week.

And for some reason I don’t feel guilty about it.

You see, in June, I kinda had a major burnout, so I took time off blogging, and I also listened to people who said to be more professional. Guess what I’ve learned? It’s not fun to be professional. Blogging becomes…at least for me…more like a job instead of a community.

I invested in a “supposedly” better blog, better domain name, better everything. But I learned that better isn’t always best. And so I’ve decided I’m back here to stay. At least for the foreseeable future.

Do I regret doing what I did? Hm, nope. It was a learning experience, and if nothing else, I learned how to work WordPress.org. ūüėā

I’ve also been learning something else. Probably something more important than how to make a website. I’ve been learning that it’s okay not to work. I’m a workaholic. I work for fun, I learn for fun, I like to be super busy. I don’t let myself be sick, because I have this to do, or that to do, and in the end I become irritable, depressed, and tired.

Which means I do the things I “have” to do, and don’t enjoy them like I should.

But it’s not okay to forget one’s health and try to be a “super” person. No one is “super” or able to stay 100% healthy 100% of the time. I have a hunch that part of the reason we have so many messed up grown humans is because they never took care of themselves when they were teenagers. It’s important to deal with your mental, emotional, and physical health while you still have time.

Before you have to work a job in order to eat. Before you have other people to care for besides yourself. Before you’re alone in the world, trying to figure out where you fit in.

So I don’t know if I’ll keep my usual blogging schedule. I’m going to keep trying, but I’m also going to stop beating myself up if I miss it. This isn’t my job, this is where I come to talk to my followers, to interact in the comments.

That’s another thing. I was trying to be “professional” and I stopped having fun chats in the comments. I stopped putting in a lot of my humor.

Sure, going through hard times kinda makes you a little less funny, but being professional makes you loose all of your wit. So basically I’m saying that as teenagers, we’re still kids in the big scheme of things. Young teenagers, stop trying to grow up and look eighteen. Older teens, enjoy the last few years you have of being a teenager.

Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not, so you might as well have fun and be able to look back at the years you spent as a teenager and say that you would do nothing different. (Besides the stupid teenager mistakes we all make. *faceplant*)

Since you’ve made it through that rant,¬†let’s chat! How was your Thanksgiving? What are you looking forward to this December? What are some ways you take care of yourself?

~~Amie~~

Almost 2018???

Hey guys, welcome back to just me being random. ¬†Actually, it’s not just me being random. ¬†It’s me being¬†amazing. ¬†Anyway, that’s enough of that stuff. ¬†I’m terrible at introductions, aren’t I?

So, I’m showing you one thing I (sorta) enjoy with my family.

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Yep!  Mexican domino train game.  We all enjoy playing this easy, fun, and yet challenging game.  Here are my pieces.  We started with double blanks, so thankfully I pulled a blank!

My dad challenged me and said,

“Amie, watch and see how¬†real domino players play.”

Of course, I had to beat him after that challenge!

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“I’m only taking a picture of your coffee, brother!” ¬†#secretlyspying #akacheating

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Oh, happy spur!  Oh, happy spur!  Help me win this game today!

Ahem, it didn’t really help but ah well. ¬†You win some you lose some.

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My younger sisters made this domino trail to eternity. ¬†Aren’t little sisters fun? ¬†I only wish I could walk on it. ¬†(Believe me, I tried)

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This was my sister’s ingenious way of making sure I didn’t cheat. ¬†Humph. ¬†Well, it worked. ¬†This was the only time I could sneak a picture of her tiles…lying flat.

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Here’s my sad face because yes, MY DAD BEAT ME!!!! ¬†WHAT??? ¬†That was not supposed to happen. ¬†And, of course, he had to do his victory dance, flaunting his V’s for victory. ¬†*Sadly shakes head* ¬†Dad….

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Okay, so it’s almost 2018 and you’re all reading tons of posts about resolutions, goals, and I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!s. ¬†The funny thing is that I can and can’t believe it. ¬†Half of me is like,

“I can’t wait to see what fun, trials, and blessings are awaiting in 2018.” ¬†But at the same time I’m like,

“What? ¬†It’s just 2017! ¬†There hasn’t been enough time to¬†do anything.”

But the largest feeling that’s taking over my mind is…

What will the future think of 2017? ¬†What will all future generations look back on 2017 as? ¬†Will it be a beginning…or an end? ¬†Will it just not be very important? ¬†Or will all future generations wish they lived during it?

Such sobering questions! ¬†I don’t even know and I lived during it!

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Sure, I have a few goals, but they aren’t very important. ¬†This year, I failed all my resolutions. (Who can relate?) ¬†But I’m not huge on them anyway.

What do you think 2017 will be remembered for?  Have you ever played Mexican domino train?

~~Amie~~