Thankful Thursday 4/7/16 and title change

Hello all! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another installment of the only thing I actually post anymore Thankful Thursday!

This week’s ten includes:

  1. Rainy days. It’s raining right now, actually, and there is something so bright about rainy days. Which I know sounds weird, but it’s true. Next time it rains, take a look outside. The colors seem brighter. Grass seems greener, stop signs seem redder, the leaves on the trees seem to pop against the grey backdrop of the sky. It’s like all of the tedium of the world just washes away, refreshed. (I freaking love the rain, okay.)
  2. I’m thankful that I’m employed at a job that I, if not enjoy, am at least good at and doesn’t make me want to cry at the end of every day. Even if some days are harder than others, it can be (and has been) much worse. I work with and for good people, which is all a person can hope for (I mean, really, money’s great, paying bills, yay, but it doesn’t matter if you’re pulling a six-figure salary; if you don’t get along with your coworkers/boss(es) you’re going to be miserable).
  3. I have a great support network, even if it is small. Quality, not quantity.
  4. I’m thankful that I’m able to learn and adapt from my past mistakes.
  5. Every now and then, I manage to beat back my anxiety to get things done.
  6. I am learning how to relax. I’ve always lived by the motto “If I’m not stressed out, I’m falling behind.” It’s a weird thing to not know how to relax, to not worry. I’m working on it.
  7. I am learning how to enjoy living simply. At current, this means paring down material possessions and not buying as much as I used to. This is a lot harder to do than I thought!
  8. I’m thankful for the brilliant and talented people who provide me with hours upon hours of entertainment. *cough*Star Wars*cough*Like I wasn’t going to mention it*cough*
  9. I’m thankful for books, and reading, and the written word in general. I’m thankful for the way it can teach, can heal, and can entertain.
  10. I’m thankful for modern technology, the internet. People like to gripe about the internet and “the good ole days” when people apparently talked to each other more. Well, I lived pre-internet (granted, not long pre-internet, but I was at least 13 before we became the digital generation), and I cannot recall people talking anymore or less in person than they do now. But, I do know that now I have friends in North Carolina, in Pennsylvania, in Canada, in Australia. After local friends move away, I can still be a part of their lives even if I can’t see them every day. That’s pretty damn cool.

And a quick little announcement:

I’m changing my blog title. Instead of “Diary of a Compulsive List Maker” I’m changing it to “Diary of a (Non)Adult.” There are two main reasons for this:

  1. “Compulsive list maker” implies I’m… well… compulsive. And I do compulsively make lists by the dictionary definition of the word. But, because my blog typically deals with my anxiety/depression, I feel like in the context of mental health blogging it may imply I have obsessive compulsive disorder, which I have never been diagnosed with.
  2. “List maker” feels kind of… limiting. If I ever get back to regular posting, it will not be just lists. “(Non)Adult” seems a better and more accurate description of my life, especially these days.

This isn’t going to effect content or the web address or anything at all. Just a mostly cosmetic change I’ve decided to do in relation to accuracy of identity. I hope you still love me. ❤


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