Monday, November 3, 2014

I'm Still Learning Things...

I realized this past weekend that I did not post one post between Saturday Spankings. That's a little odd for me, did you guys miss me?

You don't have to answer that!

Anyway, it is a new month. November is here, and I am not quite sure how that happened- I was still waiting for one more beach day after Labor Day hit. Now I am ready to turn the heat on in the house!

I feel like I learned a lot of new things this past month. Maybe not so new, maybe some things just dawned on me and I was all- oh, right, time to pay attention!

1. I am allowed to say "No".- This is mostly about not stretching myself so thin. I don't have to be everything for everybody and I feel like I can say no without being a bitch. Most of the time at least. Sometimes I am still feeling a little guilty, but there are only so many hours in the day!

2. I need sleep to function.- Crazy, right? Why had I not figured this out before? I wake up extra early in the morning so I can write before going to my day job. I started to realize if I went to bed too late, and then got up super early- I couldn't function. I was getting nothing done, plus I was cranky, overwhelmed, and just tired! I've been more conscious about getting more sleep and I have been a much happier person.

3. Getting your fingers run over is no fun.- So this might not apply to most of the population, but I am sporting a pinky that is three different shades of purple because I didn't tuck my fingers in when I took a spill on the roller derby track this past week. All I can think is, thank god I didn't break any fingers! It would be hard to type with broken digits.

4. I am more productive without the internet.- I took some vacation days at the beginning of the month and me and Mr. McKay were staying at a hotel without internet access. I wrote half a book in three days! Just in the mornings before he woke up. I think it was because I wasn't distracted. No email, no facebook, nothing shiny drawing me away. It's just an observation, I'm not actually doing anything with this little factoid I discovered.

5. Theodore Roosevelt would have been medicated if he grew up in present day.- So this is not a fact about myself, but it is still something I learned. We have been watching the Ken Burns' documentary on the Roosevelts and it is way more interesting than I anticipated. Teddy Roosevelt was a crazy man, I mean, for reals. He was a crazy kid, who definitely would have ended up medicated and in therapy if it were present day. But back then they were just like- hey! play a sport, go kill some bears! And then he became president.

That was fun, right? Maybe I will make this a monthly occurrence- Things I Learned This Month.

Probably not, as I am terrible at starting any kind of series, but this was fun at least.


10 comments:

  1. I too get so much more done when I sleep and unplug! For some reason both are extremely hard to do on a daily basis. ;)

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    1. They are very hard to do! And I try to keep it in mind... but somehow I am still ending up tired and overloaded.

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  2. Please do this monthly! Great post, Casey :)
    I need to follow your lead and get offline for a few days.
    (maybe myself for part of it too!)
    Hope your fingers are recovering

    <3

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    1. It was just one pinky, and it seems to be okay now. The purplish faded, thanks! It's hard to stay offline, but it is such a time suck!

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  3. I'm just giggling...I will probably remember that little fact about Teddy R forever... yes on doing this monthly or when you remember and calling it monthly!

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    1. Seriously, he was crazy! I mean he seemed like he would have been fun to hang out with, but like that friend you can only hang out with seldomly because they exhaust you!

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  4. Always fabulous to hear from you!

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  5. This was a fun post! Except your finger! Sorry about your finger. I think you've found the key to happiness & productivity...unplug & sleep. Interesting fact about Teddy Rosevelt. Now I'm feeling compelled to look up more about him.

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