Don’t Delay the Happy

Since I’ve been trapped in my apartment, trying to find the right amount of painkillers to kill the migraines, I’ve been watching a lot of tv and movies. (Who am I kidding, I watch a lot of tv regardless!) After finishing my Harry Potter marathon, I moved onto The Big C. The show, which aired …

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How D.I.Y. Saved Me $200 – Fixing the Scratch on My Car

Back in December, some jerkface decided it would be fun to scratch a line down the whole length of my car while parked outside of my apartment.  Thankfully they only got my passenger side; my neighbours weren’t as lucky. Although I know it could have been a lot worse, it made me cry. I work …

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Becoming Me Again

Today marks my being off work for exactly one month (only two more to go!).  While I still don’t feel quite like “me” again yet, I can say that I am getting closer.  I still have days or moments full of anxiety or where I just can’t peel myself out of bed/off the couch, but …

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My “Maybe” Life, I Guess…

This is my life: Friend: “Hey Amanda, I’m having a super awesome birthday party this weekend.  Do you wanna come?” Me: “Maybe.” Colleague: “Hey Amanda, volunteering 5 minutes of your time for this cause that you care about will guarantee that bad thing will never happen again. Can you be there?” Me: “Maybe.” Ryan Gosling: …

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This is No Vacation, My Friend

Since last Tuesday, I’ve been on medical leave. I thought it would be a relief – that this wasn’t all just in my head, and that being granted the time and the freedom to get better would be a huge weight off my shoulders – but it wasn’t. Somehow being officially labelled as “totally disabled” …

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Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out?

Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out? - My Life, I Guess

The stress, anxiety, and depression from being stuck in a toxic work environment is taking its toll on me – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m at the point where taking a stress leave feels like my only hope. But I’m also worried that I’m not really “sick”. That I might just be looking for an …

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So, This is My Life, I Guess…

Well friends and various people of the internet, after an accidental 6 week hiatus, I’m back!  Sort of.  As you can see, “MissAmanda101” is dead.  Long live “My Life, I Guess…”! I had decided in late February that this blogging hobby of mine was taking off, and after a small push, decided it was time …

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So, I Guess I’m Doing This Thing!

About a month ago, Michelle over at Making Sense of Cents wrote How To Start a Blog – Tips for Beginners because she gets emails daily asking for advice or help. (Although I’m not new to blogging or having my own domain, I’m guilty of being one of those people. And she was kind enough …

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Are You Making Time or Making Excuses?

I’ve been seeing my massage therapist periodically over the last 2 years. She obviously helps my neck and back, but the truth is, she does more for my mental health then my physical health. It’s probably because I seek her out when things are particularly stressful in my life, but every conversation with her feels …

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My “Eff Yeah 2012” List

This post is inspired by the *free* e-book, Why Wait? A bullshit-free guide to jump-starting your goals for the new year, by Nicole is Better (or @nicoleisbetter).  Click the link. Read it. Print it out. Fill it out. Trust me. I’M FUCKING AWESOME. DON’T BELIEVE ME? LOOK AT EVERYTHING I DID IN 2012: I moved into …

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Is It Offensive To Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day?

Is It Offensive to Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day? - My Life, I Guess

Yesterday, I was leaving the grocery store when I was told by the cashier to take off the poppy that was still pinned to my coat. She said that Remembrance Day was over and that it was offensive of me to leave it on. I was taken aback by her comment and asked, “So, we’re …

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