In the true spirit of Stuff and Things, these are truths and real thoughts that go through my head. Nothing prosy or curated today.
I find it fascinating that I began 2016 by telling Joey I was done with S&T and it took us months to wrap it up. Then, just a couple of months after that, we brought it back. I am absolutely directionless on Thursdays without it.
I also, at 8pm on Sunday night, realized that I had meant to recap Christmas (somewhat) on here. I didn't and life went on. I mean, I could tell you how we went to a friend's house for dinner on Christmas eve and we had a traditional Swedish Christmas dinner, and I could tell you how we opened presents and grouted a backsplash and made dinner on Christmas and then watched lots and lots of When Calls the Heart all weekend (me) and duck-hunted (him), but come on now. It's not that interesting. I did get a Roomba. That was interesting. And my parents sent us lots of clothes, which is very welcomed, and my in-laws sent money that we'll put toward a few projects we're working on.
I deleted Instagram from my phone because it was shoving me into a comparison pit. Not a trap. A pit. The last time I posted was quite a while ago, because every time I think to post something I think, No one wants to see that. Then I realized that IG is full of things that no one ever really cares about so why not join in on the party? And then, to be 100% honest, the only time I look at Instagram is when I'm waiting for something, usually for my water bottle to fill up at the fridge.
I'll have to keep thinking on this.
I've also been thinking long and hard about Rodan and Fields. I don't know what kind of future I have with the company. I noticed that a fellow consultant has hopped off of RF and onto the Tupperware train (and is having great success). I noticed an acquaintance who went from some organic make-up to thirty-one to LuLaRoe to some nondescript clothing company...she is selling something different every nine months. I have some LLR and some You-nique make-up invitations on Facebook that I'm just kind of ignoring. I don't want leggings and I don't believe in tons of make-up. What I believe in is good skincare, but I don't know that as many people are on the same page. It's a conundrum.
Which ties directly into my IG/Facebook pit; the comparison thing. These applications are used primarily for just a few things it seems and one of those is advertising. I'm not sure how I feel about it. (Spoken from someone who has used the platforms to advertise.)
And, to end with something cheery...we went to see Rogue One the other night. It was my first Star Wars movie experience. Scott was very excited. I was trying to figure out how I could sneak a book into the theater. We didn't realize that it was Discount Day, which meant it was very crowded and we ended up in the second row. However...I liked the movie. I kept wanting more context though. Like, would I understand it better if I had seen the other movies? Or is this just pure story-building and no one reallllly knew what was happening?
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