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Goal in focus Live instead of exist 6 people are doing this
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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 4 cheers 2017-03-05 11:03:38

    I've been MIA here for well over a week now. I'm sorry for that and I appreciate all the kindness that was posted here during my absence.
    Last weekend I did something mildly out of character. Coupling the idea of this goal with this irritating loneliness that grows deep within and occasionally begins to take over until I feel like I am going to explode, I joined a dating site.
    I showered, did my hair and face, and put on different clothes for a couple pictures. (I never care to take selfies. I am a shame to my generation.) I hammered out a couple lines about myself and that was that.
    I was surprised at the bombardment of messages I received. Most were either far away, twice my age, or came across as generally pathetic and/or creepy, but I started talking to some men and it was nice to be somewhat social without the crippling anxiety that comes with having to do it face-to-face. It was nice to be complimented, given that my last relationship left me believing I was a grotesque troll who was both disgusting and undeserving of any form of happiness.
    Shortly after I made my profile, I received a message from a gorgeous guy who lives in my city. He didn't look like the type who would go after me. He is a typical brand name sporting jock who listens to top 40, whereas I do not hide my fresh from the grave/forever undead nature. But I decided to go with it anyway... we talked all day and decided to make a coffee date for the next night. He said he was on a paid site because he was looking for someone serious and he wanted to settle down. He kept telling me how I was perfect, beautiful, "different from the others" and all that garb.
    Things seemed to be going crazy well. We got along decently during coffee and he kissed me in my car (God forbid I ever attract someone who drives...), which was nice. He said he liked me and we should hang out again the next night. Then he sent me a picture of his junk. I didn't think much of this, given that it seems to be the standard mating call of the modern male, so I was happy anyway. I'm thankful I didn't send anything back, as that makes me uncomfortable.
    He came over to my place the next day, which always makes me nervous. I hate having anyone other than Michele over. Not that I have anyone other than him in my life, har har. My ex used to complain that the smell of my two cats bothered him despite my rampant vacuuming and cleaning and generally acted so disgusted with me and everything in my life that it gave me a bit of a complex.
    Anyway, I put on a movie and we kissed a bit and sooner than later, it became very apparent to me that he just wanted to have sex. I was disappointed and told him again that wasn't going to happen within the first couple of dates because I was beyond tired of sex ruining every dating experience I've ever had. I had discussed this over coffee, but no one ever seems to understand or listen. After that he got quiet and we just cuddled and kissed a bit more. It was really weird, but not unpleasant.
    For the next couple of days, he began to text me less and less, and when I finally called him out on it, he told me, "It isn't you... I just don't know what I want anymore and I'm trying to figure it out..." LIKE ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME? How foolish was I to believe that anyone on a paid dating site would be any more serious than those who are on the standard hookup ones? FFS. I'm just tired of people wasting my time. I want some kind of companionship, and the more days that pass, the more alone I feel. He could have just told me if he didn't like me as much as he initially claimed to, or that it was all just a tactic to add me as another notch on his bed post... but it just really discouraged me and made me feel like there really is nothing different out there. The compliments were nice. Kissing was nice. Generally getting made up and going out and pretending to be a normal girl was nice... but it was a lot of effort. It wasn't worth it. I'm too emotionally damaged to handle this kind of crap and constant rejection. But whatever, at least I tried...
    I might go back on the site, but to be honest, the guy I went out with was the only one of those who messaged me that didn't give me the creeps. Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind.

    I am about to buy tickets for a handful of concerts coming up this year for Michele and I to go to, so I have that to look forward to anyway.

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    • tarrador
      tarrador 2 cheers 2017-03-06 18:20:14

      @skeletalgarden I don't think you were foolish at all. And I don't think that him sending you photos of his "junk" is really the modern male mating call, although I do think it is the calling card of a certain type of guy. Don't blame yourself when someone else is clearly a jerk. And getting out there and trying was a big step - one to be proud of no matter how it ended up. Keep looking for ways to push out of your comfort zone, just be reasonably on guard.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-19 16:03:27

    Long weekend and I'm effectively spending it rotting in my bed with the cats, as usual. I took sleeping aids and slept for a much needed 10 hours, and I'll probably do it again tonight, too. #partyhard
    For the last couple of days I've been experiencing terrible physical cravings for a cigarette. I started smoking when I was 16, mostly socially, and stopped at 18. I didn't smoke again until I was about 21 or so - when we started going out to the bar. Everyone smoked, and it became social again but soon after was a regular thing. So once again I was a regular smoker, this time until I was almost 24, and I quit. I went through a brief phase of deeper depression last winter where I started smoking again, lasting from about March to May. I quit when my intense shame and embarrassment became too much to deal with, as I had kept a secret of my failure from everyone except Michele, which was difficult. 
    I had a few puffs of a cigarette the last time I got drunk - in late October - and felt horrendously nauseated. I figured I had finally become an official nonsmoker.
    I noticed at work the other night that I had that same horrible internal dread and itch. I chewed nicotine gum that I (for what I thought was a silly precaution) carry in my bag and usually don't touch at all and it helped a bit, but I've been feeling awful all weekend so far. The craving comes more and more often, and I refuse to buy an entire pack because... well, NO! but you know... I don't know. I'm just rambling but I'm so confused and irritated by it by this point. Maybe I am just more anxious and stressed than normal, but I don't feel any worse than I normally do. Grr.

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    • tazzell
      tazzell 2 cheers 2017-02-22 23:59:48

      @skeletalgarden (((hugs))) nicotine cravings suck big time! I gave up in 2012 and the pangs can sometimes smack me across the head when I least expect it but more noticeably it's when I'm hating on myself.

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-05 10:26:48

      @tazzell I'm sorry you know the struggle as well, it's really not fun. I ended up caving and having about half a cigarette and just felt so sick and ready to hurl and like it was totally not worth it. What a ridiculous craving lol.
      I definitely notice it worsen when I am feeling down on myself also.

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    • tazzell
      tazzell 1 cheers 2017-03-06 11:43:11

      @skeletalgarden at least you didn't enjoy it, I'd say that was a good sign

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    skeletalgarden Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-16 18:17:27

    I don't really know where to put this, but I guess here is just as good a place as any. I just wanted to thank everyone who has cheered and/or followed me. I am mildly overwhelmed that this many people seem interested in me. 20 people? I haven't even talked to twenty different people in.... probably almost a year now to be honest. It has given me a bit of hope, and I truly thank all of you.

    I haven't been in a good place the last two days. It hits me randomly, and often with little to no warning. I just feel hopeless. I'm looking forward to this weekend, though. Monday's a holiday, so long weekend, yaaaaaay.

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-05 10:24:12

      @stephanie i am definitely an introvert. I always have been, but it's definitely worsened following the descent of my mental health.
      I've gotten to a point where I go out of my way to use self-checkout instead of having to talk to the cashiers. Too many times they are crusty and rude to me, despite my attempt to be overly nice and helpful to them, as I have worked in customer service for many years and know how rotten it can be. I just gave up on trying. But I'm sure cashiers appreciate your kindness and conversation. I always did when I was on cash. I just think I'm generally unlikeable and I am the problem.

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-05 11:13:22

      @stephanie They do malfunction a lot! They're great, but sometimes I just want to scream and smash them lol >.<

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-14 15:24:31

    I went into work last night to find a bouquet of flowers waiting for me. Michele ordered them and had them delivered as a Valentine's surprise for me. Apparently all of the day staff were super jealous, lol! It was such a lovely and kind thing to do. I had a smile on my face all night and felt like I was Prom Queen while I carried them out to my car in the morning. :)

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-13 16:40:40

    I think that this is a good goal given my history of depression and all the soul-crushing garbage that tags along with it.
    Years ago, I had a booming social life, was social even at work, had a lot of friends, and was never home. I was always on the go, always somewhere to be, someone to be with.
    Depression cost me all of that. I began to talk less in person, which lead to more vague and sporadic replies to text messages, and then my inevitable abandonment of social media. I slowly killed myself off from the world, hoping my physical form would shortly follow suit.
    The few friends I had left in the end got tired of my "misery" and eventually faded away. Sadly I couldn't have forced myself to care much, being too wrapped up in my depression and only concerned with the number on the scale.
    A weight loss of over 30 pounds, hair falling out, loss of period, bones sticking out, my body rejecting any food I did put into it, collapsing, heart palpitations, lips and nails blue despite wearing a hoodie and a jacket in the dead heat of August... I remember so many occurrences where I was sure I was going to die. And yet it seemed that nobody cared. My best friend began to treat me like garbage before inevitably blowing me off with annoyance, a hurt that follows me still. My own mother, after reaching out and saying, "I just want to die," responded hostilely with, "Then why the **** don't you?"...See More
    In a way, depression showed me some harsh truths. It showed me I was far more alone than I ever thought I was, and I had no one I could rely on besides myself. I've generally kept to myself since.
    Things got better in some ways. Despite my own personal demons, I managed to gain to a healthy/average weight. I got a much better job and was able to leave my minimum wage/fast food misery behind.
    About a year ago my best friend from high school went through great lengths to get back into contact with me. It was probably the best thing that could have happened to me. He's pretty much the Michele to my Romy.
    We started hanging out again and it was like no time had gone by since we were teenagers. It's nice to have that person who gets you, and is always there for you, and I'm thankful to have that.
    I guess with this goal I'd just like to live a bit more again, just be a bit more "normal," I guess. I'd like to go out more, find some kind of purpose. Right now, the only time I go out is to go to work. Michele and I go out and hang out at my place maybe twice a month. We usually stuff ourselves stupid at all-you-can-eat sushi and come back and gab, listen to records, watch Netflix. I cherish these days, but they are few and far between compared to our teenage years. Working nights makes having a regular social life pretty difficult. I mostly don't care because I don't have a social life other than with my best ghoul, and he gets it because he also struggles with mental health and is also busy with school.
    Ideally I'd like to do fun things again. Have a reason to get dressed up ever. Go to concerts when I can. Just the things I used to enjoy doing.
    I guess I'll use this as a place to document my efforts lol

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-18 14:23:53

      @librarysteg  Thank you. It does help to write to all out somewhere. For the last couple years I've wanted to write, but I just get so introverted and find it difficult to do anything. I can never seem to put how I feel completely into words.
      I'm sorry you've struggled as well 😞 It is really hard, especially when there is still such a stigma surrounding mental illness. I was shocked that none of my friends or even family cared and all just watched apathetically as I wasted away. There weren't many resources available to me when I tried. People acted like telling me that I "needed to get help" was them doing their part. I guess I simply learned that no one can save me, and I became more independent than I already was because of it. What doesn't kill you, right? :P
      Thank you so much for your kind comments. It really does help to interact with people, especially when they come from a point of understanding.

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    • tazzell
      tazzell 1 cheers 2017-02-22 23:55:32

      @skeletalgarden I can fully empathise, every time my depression makes me shut myself away no one comes looking for me

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-05 10:19:27

      @tazzell I feel that. Even my family never cared. I'm so used to it now that I've just shut everyone out to a point where even basic human socializing is beyond difficult for me now :/

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    • tazzell
      tazzell 1 cheers 2017-03-06 11:42:09

      @skeletalgarden I wish I had an answer (((hugs)))

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    • tarrador
      tarrador 2 cheers 2017-03-06 18:09:51

      @skeletalgarden One thing to bear in mind when dealing with depression is that it is a big, lying, monster that will make you see things that aren't actually there. I went through bouts so deep it really seemed giving up on life was a smart option. People who don't have it don't understand because their brains are literally working in a different way from ours. Socializing when depressed was actually excruciatingly painful for me. Therapy was a big help for me, and eventually resocializing myself with my friends and family was a big step to dealing with my depression. I said "dealing" and not "beating" because I believe the war is never really over. Only now I recognize the lies and self-criticisms for what they are when they fester in my mind. Wishing you much self-care and strength.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-05 11:11:02

    I bought a couple of grocery staples yesterday. I mostly live on hummus and gross, cheap salad mixes. I snagged a bunch of coupons for my favourite hummus, so those will last me awhile.
    Anyway...

    $1.00 off hummus, originally $3.27 = $2.27

    Total spent so far: $2.27
    Total saved so far: $1.00

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-18 14:45:01

    I've always liked coupons. I have never seen the point in paying more for anything if I don't have to. I have no shame, and if I have a coupon, I'll use it. 
    Mostly I use an app on my phone called Checkout 51 (I am in Canada, so I imagine apps are different based on your country. I have seen people post about different ones from other countries but it's worth looking into!), where you see offers and if you buy one of them, upload your receipt and they credit your account with however much their coupon for it is. Once your account reaches $20, they mail you a cheque. In the year and a half that I've used it, I've made almost $100 back.
    My best couponing endeavour was probably a couple months back when my best ghoul Michele snagged me a handful of free razor coupons from work. He said they had just been sitting in the lunchroom for people to take and no one had, so knowing I love me some coupons/free sh*t, he threw a bunch in his bag. I ended up with almost $100 worth of Schick razors for free. As someone with itching sensitive skin that is always covered in slices and scars from using cheap razors, this was something I never would have been able to afford otherwise. Nice coupons like that don't come around often. 
    I'd like to document my savings here so I know how much I have spent and saved and all that.
    If you have any couponing tips, I'd love to hear! I'll be sure to update this with all I learn and earn 😛 It's a bit harder to coupon in Canada it seems. TLC's Extreme Couponing makes it look so easy, but there are so many rules here... But challenge accepted! Let's see how much I can save anyway!

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 14:26:20

    Ahhh, I'm still waiting on my T4 from my old job, which should be coming in the mail ANY TIMMMEEEE now. I just want to get this over with as soon as I can. I always somehow end up owing the government and I hate it. Like taking thousands off my pay cheques every year somehow isn't enough when I can't even afford to live on my own, but sure, whatever.
    I'm hoping things will be okay anyway.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-17 17:03:17

    I've always wanted to learn sign language. My uncle was deaf and was willing to teach me, but sadly he died when I was quite young. I have tried to teach myself in the past but lost ambition. I'm going to look into the possibility of any local courses being available. I also think it would be a good thing to have on my resume.

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    skeletalgarden Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 16:28:42

    I learned today that I actually can get benefits through my work. I was wrongly misinformed that you had to have been employed here for 5 years to qualify, but it turns out that once you work a specific amount of hours, you qualify for part-time benefits - I'LL TAKE IT! 
    And as it turns out, I'm very near the required hours. So I'm going to talk to my manager about it the next time she's in.
    I had benefits at my old job, which I never needed or used until I knew I was going to quit for this job, so I got new spectacles, and maxed my 1K dental plan. I still have a couple of cavities though, sadly, but I don't want to pay so much money so I'm really banking on being able to get benefits asap. 

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    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 16:38:26

    I just contacted a new bank and should talk with a representative probably on Monday. My coworker recommended them and apparently they do everything, including auto insurance, so I'll also be looking into that.

    I hate the bank I've always been with and it's time to change.

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Get a doctor 1 person is doing this
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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 16:21:14

    My family physician retired when I was a teenager, so I haven't had one since. I have a dumb phobia of anything medical, mostly because of bad experiences where people were very rude and cold to me... and also because I dislike having my body and personal space invaded. I have spent the years since fully willing to die before seeking medical attention, but I do want the security of having a family doctor. 
    I grudgingly went to the walk-in clinic a few weeks ago following a random cluster of migraine headaches that had me convinced I surely must be dying. (It was like my skull was attempting to give birth to my brain through the top of my head and then times that by, like, 10.)
    They ran a few tests and couldn't find anything wrong, but due to my terror of all things medical, the doctor seemed to take extra care to me to make me feel comfortable (mainly after I started crying when he did a basic physical check, lol damaged) and offered that I could come to his personal practice and be a patient. I was overjoyed. I just need to not allow my fear to triumph and follow through with it.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 16:10:27

    I avoid anything medical as hard as I can, but every time I have to see a doctor, the receptionist makes a "pfft" sound and threatens me that soon my (very old and only ever) health card will not be accepted as valid, even though they've been telling me that for over a decade. Might as well be a responsible adult and get one with a hideous photo on it.

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Get a passport 7 people are doing this
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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-17 16:07:03

    I don't particularly need one, nor do I have anywhere to go... but it'd be nice to be able to do so if the opportunity came up.

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    • librarysteg
      librarysteg 2 cheers 2017-02-18 04:41:36

      @skeletalgarden  I got one last summer after having it in mind for years. It was even on my old 43T page forever :)

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-18 14:18:07

      @librarysteg  cheers! Yay for completing old goals! I realized I've completed some of the goals that were on my old 43T page as well and it feels great! :)
      Where would you like to go now that you legally can? :P

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    • librarysteg
      librarysteg 1 cheers 2017-02-19 02:04:36

      @skeletalgarden  I went to England last fall and have plans to go again this summer! If I had the resources I'd start working my way all around the world. What's top on your list?

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      skeletalgarden Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-19 15:16:39

      @librarysteg  That's awesome! England is definitely on my list too. You must have seen a lot of cool things! What was your favourite thing there?
      I've always wanted to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. She's been one of my heroes since childhood so I think that would be an incredible experience, and I imagine the rest of Amsterdam would be beautiful to see as well. I really want to visit the Harry Potter world at Universal Orlando of course lol. I'd also like to go to Seattle someday.

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    • librarysteg
      librarysteg 1 cheers 2017-02-20 03:33:30

      @skeletalgarden  I haven't made it to Seattle but really enjoyed Portland, Oregon a few years ago. I spent my time in England in an area called the midlands full of quaint little towns. I was able to tour through Chatsworth House, a huge stately manor house where they often film period pieces.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-14 14:57:22

    This goal is not fun and I hate that I have to do three more courses and subsequently three more tests but I really need to get it done :(
    I need to have the next one done by my review in just over a month, then want to rush to complete the last two before they are due. I just get so nervous with tests. Going to bribe myself with some kind of reward for each level I complete. I really want a hair crimper, so that might be my first. After I complete them all, I'll book an appointment for my next tattoo(!!!).

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 2 cheers 2017-02-12 18:16:26

    I was DiamondMind on 43Things. I was active for quite some time before leaving a couple of years before the site went down.
    43Things and the support I received from so many beautiful souls shaped my life and helped me reach all my goals during the goal-driven part of my life.
    I sort of fell off the face of the planet in the years since, and when I finally went back to find the solace of 43Things again, I discovered it was no longer in existence. I tried other sites/apps, but nothing measured up at all. I don't expect anyone to remember me, but if this makes anyone I used to be in contact with find me again, I'd be happy.
    I'm so excited to be back in this community, making goals again! Hello to everyone! :)

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Write a book 216 people are doing this
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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 16:52:04

    I have fallen off the bandwagon with this a little bit. I seem to have fallen into a bit of a slump the last couple days. I need to brush my teeth. I haven't been eating much. My hair is back into "lazy sad ponytail" mode. I'm just so tired.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 7 cheers 2017-02-12 17:33:47

    I don't believe in sugarcoating things, so honesty-bomb...
    Depression made me stop caring about my appearance, while an eating disorder made me only care about being thin. I am trying to recover still from the effects that both of these illnesses have had on my life. They took three years from me. My depression is still around, but I am weight restored and keep my inner torment regarding food buried quite deep and am doing alright in that aspect, I suppose.
    Sometimes with depression, even just showering is difficult. I haven't maintained the look of a homeless person or anything, I just am not at all the generally girly and made up human I once was.
    I have finally reached a point where I feel even the smallest amount of desire to change this. On Wednesday morning, after I'd finished work for the day (I work overnights), I drove to the drugstore, bought hair dye, came home, and dyed my hair purple.
    I felt like I needed some kind of spontaneous and fun change. I have had nothing but positive feedback, which is odd for me as I'm not used to any at all. I'm mostly just impressed it turned out so well as I have no prior experience in dyeing my hair by myself - so yay!
    For the most part, I want to get back to basics of self-care, and dyeing my hair was a great first step, I think. It's made me care more about my hair on a daily basis, rather than just groaning and throwing it into a sloppy ponytail. I'd like to better maintain my eyebrows, work on my skincare routine, do my nails more often than never, and the like. Just little things for now.

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    • khryssizzle
      khryssizzle Doing 0 cheers 2017-03-11 02:32:44

      @skeletalgarden I totally understand where you are coming from. Depression and massive weight gain caused me to stop caring about my appearance and I'm slowly but surely trying to make effort here and there. I have 2 recommendations. Add a vitamin C serum to your skincare. Your skin will thank you for it. Also, get a gel manicure. They last weeks without chipping. Get a fun color that will make you smile every time you look at your hands.

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  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-19 15:08:18

    Just finished book 9/50: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. I enjoyed it. 4/5 stars

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    skeletalgarden Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-12 16:38:59

    I try to do this every year. I succeeded in 2010 and have come close since but I never seem to read as much as I'd like to.
    I find that reading really helps my depression and has always been a great method of escape for me. I have a fairly massive personal library (I'm addicted to thrifting, lol), so I never run out of things to read.
    So far, I have read 8 books this year. I keep track of them on Goodreads, but also plan to update here like I did years ago when I was active on 43Things.

    So far I have read:


    1. Letting Ana Go by Anonymous

    2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

    3. The Passion of Alice by Stephanie Grant

    4. Full House Michelle #18: My Almost Perfect Plan by Sarah J. Verney (I swear I'm an adult - I stumbled upon a couple of Full House books while at a local thrift shop one day and for fifty cents a piece, I couldn't pass up the ~nostalgia~!)

    5. Full House Stephanie #13: Two-For-One Christmas Fun by Peter Landesman

    6. Full House Sisters #1: Two on the Town by Devra Newberger Speregen

    7. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Young-Ha Kim

    8. The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner


    I'm currently reading Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut.

    I'm very excited about this goal. I have a good feeling about this year! Any active readers feel free to message me if you'd like to be friends on Goodreads!

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    • aenea
      aenea 1 cheers 2017-02-12 18:31:50

      @skeletalgarden ooh! I loved Galapagos. and you just reminded me of one of my long standing 43T goals - read all of Kurt Vonnegut's novels. I've read all but two. time to get back on that bandwagon! :)

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    • diamondlightfoot
      diamondlightfoot Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-12 20:01:03

      @skeletalgarden I need to list mine yet. I can hardly wait to read/see Fantastic Beasts! I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. Let us know how you like Galapagos! I like Vonnegut but I don't think I heard of that one. I know I had reading Vonnegut on my old goals, in memory.

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-13 15:13:21

      @postcard That's an awesome goal! Definitely something I'd like to do too! I've only read Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions so far but I think Vonnegut was a brilliant writer and would love to devour all his work!

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    • skeletalgarden
      skeletalgarden Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-13 15:19:05

      @diamondlightfoot Me too! I even have a HP tattoo haha. I waited to watch FB until I had read the screenplay and I definitely enjoyed both! It was definitely ~magical~ to be back in Potterverse! Plus the creatures are cute :P
      I look forward to seeing what you're reading! :)

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05/03/2017
  • skeletalgarden
    skeletalgarden Doing 2 cheers 2017-03-05 12:17:11

    I just reached my goal of saving $12K, so this is the next step. I think the most money I've ever had saved up was around $14K just before I bought my car, so I'm excited to beat my high score, if you will.
    I have to buy tickets for several concerts so that's probably going to throw me off getting to this goal, as I don't normally spend much money... but oh well, definitely worth it and need to do more fun things in life.

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12/02/2017
12/02/2018
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