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On Music

It may seem odd, but I’ve only ‘recently’ gotten into music. I like music and played the trumpet for years until I began mouth surgeries and braces (thank you genetically mutant teeth/mouth structure) and enjoyed concerts in moderation in my youth. But I never considered myself ‘into’ music. I couldn’t tell you bands, recite lyrics, and generally would listen to anything as long as it had a beat (still will). I didn’t question my attitude and passed it off as something I just wasn’t all about. However, like many things, that changed when I began taking meds for my previously undiagnosed ADHD. And I gotta say. WOW, I was missing out. I didn’t realize how much I couldn’t focus on a song and now this entire musical world has opened up. It’s crazy. It’s fun. Last summer I attended my first large music festival AND HAD A BALL. This summer, I hope to go back (ROO2015!). I kept a pretty open mind and was introduced to many groups that have dominated my Spoitfy feed for the past few months. I’ve rediscovered bands I liked a long time ago, and I’m learning to accept that I genuinely do love pop music as well (despite the disdain of many ‘hardcore’ music loving friends). But I like what I like. And I hope to find even more. What are you listening to at the moment? I’m up for just about anything!

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ADHD

My ADHD has acted up quite a bit recently. It’s not a terrible thing, but the extra stresses of the Holiday season have definitely shown me that when I’m stressed, tired, eating poorly, and just not taking care if myself in general that I can (and will) become a train wreck that medication only helps keep at bay. I am so thankful for mostly averting those wrecks. When discussing my ADHD with a trusted friend, I always feel safe and I wish it was like that when I spoke to anyone about it. Sadly, that’s not the case and I think it would have been helpful to talk more openly about my wandering/distracted/impulsive mind this past season. Maybe I’ll just open my mouth anyway (who knows , maybe I’ll plant the seed of acceptance in someone). Time to get back to following the lists, putting things back in their places, and thinking warm thoughts until spring.

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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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