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Random Saturday Thoughts

1. Need to clean house, but I don’t want to. Feeling guilty for this.

2. Thinks I should learn to write songs. Or hiphop.

3. I should Finish knitting the scoodie for my aunt.

4. Why can’t I just get paid to be a feminist? And for Pinterest.

5. Maybe be a knitting feminist?

6. I’m definitely weird.

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Selfies

I am of the opinion that selfies have a bad wrap. Yes they can be somewhat annoying in certain circumstances, however, I think they’re a rather powerful form of expression. It’s a way to capture and control an image of yourself that you want to share and cultivate or simply preserve for the future. They rarely contain unflattering poses, or mouths gaping open, or double chins. They can show silliness, sadness, crafted goods or sincerity. The pictures of my own youth also don’t generally include my own mom as she was always the person behind the camera. I love to look back through digital feeds and laugh at the pictures I took both of my children and of myself. I also like that they will have a record of how I looked in my younger years. I like that they will have a visual reminder that I took the time to snap a picture so that they can remember what we used to do. So I’m a fan of selfies and plan to keep taking them, not for ‘likes’ but for my kids.

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Updates

So.  Updates.  Insurance finally agreed to pay part of the medication-that-shall-not-be-named, I accepted a job offer but it didn’t work out, I’ve barely been posting to FB and am seriously toying with dumping it altogether, I’ve Instagrammed the kid-cuteness, and I’ve been reading ‘Daring Greatly’ by Brene Brown.  If you haven’t picked it up, please do.  She has quite a bit to say about shame, vulnerability, and how it motivates the actions of those around us and ourselves.  Here is a link to the TedBlog with quotes from the book if you’re a bit interested. I’m still digesting it but have many thoughts, the most prominent being how we self-censor in order to protect ourselves.  It has me thinking about the self-censoring done here.  I don’t post quite a bit of the things I write and think about mostly because I don’t want to offend anyone, show off my ignorance, or deal with crazy troll comments. I lack that courage? Maybe I should just ask for the reader to be kind? I’m not sure of the answer.  Musings for today, I suppose.

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