I haven’t had water since Saturday. Last winter I didn’t lose water for one day! That’s how mild of a winter we had. It’s only the beginning of January and I have no water. 😦 I hope one of my pipes hasn’t burst. The year before last, I would lose water when it was very cold and the pipes hadn’t burst so I’m hoping for the best.
One of my coworkers lost everything in a fire (including her pets) and I’m whining about water. I am sending her something this weekend. This is what we should send money for. Not National (insert title here) Day.
Now onto the countdown:
2 days until I see Marianne Williamson speak
15 days until I’m in Los Angeles to see and meet Gabby Bernstein
I’m so not ready for LA. It’s like it’s not happening. I don’t think I will ever travel for a short trip during the winter. It doesn’t matter that where I’m going is warm. It’s cold here and I’m in a little funk. Like a lot of people, I get depressed during the winter. It also doesn’t help that I went off Abilify for 22 days.
I would stay on Abilify until March, but I would need another prescription. I’m not sure I want to do that. My appetite is back and everything is pretty normal. I haven’t made an appointment with a new psychiatrist yet. Well, I did call and they want me to leave a voicemail. I will call again for sure next week. I will leave a voicemail if I have to.
One thing about Gabby: Yes, I am nervous about meeting her and I have considered not meeting her. They say you should never meet your idols. But she’s just a normal person, right? So why shouldn’t I meet her? One person who idolizes her says she wasn’t very present when she was telling her something meaningful. She’s human like the rest of us. She shouldn’t be idolized by anyone. She’s not better than me or anyone. I do consider her one of my spiritual teachers (along with Marianne Williamson). And I would like her to sign my book. In order for her to sign my book, I have to meet her. haha.
Putting her or anyone on a pedestal is dangerous. Yes, I’m kind of going 3,000 miles to LA for her but I’m also going to just get away and see LA. I figure it’s a win-win. Even if she’s not nice to me or whatever, I have the experience of going to Los Angeles. Gabby or no one can take that away. (Unless I come to my senses and decide not to go. My wallet would thank me for that).
This week I…
Music of the week (my top 8): Taylor Swift, Julie Byrne, Linkin Park, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, City High, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha
Song of the week: Cowboy Junkies – Fuck, I Hate the Cold
TV of the week: The Crown, Mindhunter, news
Movie of the week: I forgot to mention that I watched Personal Shopper a few weeks back. I would only recommend this to Kristen Stewart fanatics. It’s pretty bad. But I watched the whole thing.
Podcasts of the week: What Should I Read Next?, Mentally Chill (I got a shout out on this week’s episode. Thanks, Kristen!! Not that Kristen is reading this. lol)
Books of the week: I finished reading When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi. Saddest book ever. It was very hard to read, but also a quick read. I read an article on Paul’s wife in The Washington Post this morning. It made me happy. With that being said, I don’t think it was the best book ever written. It was a good story…if that makes sense.
I read about 29 books in 2017. Not bad. That’s more than I read in 2016. I don’t have a goal of how many books I want to read this year because it depends on if I’m taking a class or working at my part-time job etc.
Now reading –
- White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing by Gail Lukasik (I might have a lot to say about this book once I’m done).
- My Lovely Wife In the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach
- Judgement Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein
Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get to Work Book
Plans for the Weekend: Busy weekend. I was supposed to say NO to overtime. rofl. I said YES again. I will also be working OT on MLK day (a day off). I really need the extra money for the electricity bill. I can’t afford to say no. Unfortunately, they are also offering OT when I’m going to be in LA. I had to say no to that. 😦
Anyway, on Saturday I’m working OT in the morning and then I’m going to see Marianne Williamson speak for 2 hours. She’ll probably talk for an hour and then do a Q & A. Then on Sunday I’m going to two stores to grocery shop. I was supposed to take my test this weekend. It is on hold again because of the OT.
My instructor emailed me to ask me my whereabouts. Haha. In a nutshell, I was going through Abilify withdrawal for a couple of weeks and then I just didn’t feel like taking the test last weekend. And this weekend I’m busy. Got it? I’m just going to tell her I plan on taking the test next Sunday. And I do hope to take it then.
I gotta go respond to the instructor. Thanks for reading. Have a marvelous weekend! 🙂