My Recent Ramblings
I received an email today from the Minnesota Republican Party encouraging me to contact my legislator to encourage them to support the Student Safety and Physical Privacy Act (HF 1546). Now, I’m used to being on the opposite side of the Minnesota Republican Party (MnGOP) on most things. However, I am not used to their logic being so just. . .nonsensical that it makes me head hurt and inspires me to write a blog post. Well, congrats MnGOP, today you did just that.
Here are some cameraphone #protips to kick off 2015. You can thank me later.
It’s summer in Minnesota – finally! The sun is shining. I can drive with my windows down and the sunroof open. I can hangout in my backyard and not *have* to have a fire going.
I am happy.
So, I’ve decided to try doing yoga.
There are a variety of reasons why, and I know how helpful stretching is for me and my back so I figured why not.
Right now I am, for lack of a better world, struggling. I feel as if everything is moving quickly and I just can’t keep up.
Now, this is not to say things are bad for me right now – in fact things are pretty decent. However, I keep running into large and dominant road blocks when I try to do things; if it isn’t writers block, then it’s no motivation, lack of creativity, exhaustion, too many ideas, lack of tools needed, the list goes on and on.
Now I read a question posed once about creativity and whether everyone is given a certain amount and once you use it up, it’s gone.
I surely hope this isn’t the case.
Thank you Buzzfeed for pairing up “Drunk in Love” with Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s free dance. Figure skating needs a bit of additional fierceness that only Bey can bring, right?
I know that you all are getting tons and tons of emails asking for donations before midnight today. I’m going to offer my suggestions if you have some money burning a hole in your bank account and you want to make a contribution (large or small) to support people and causes I think are awesome.
P.S. This better happen on New Year’s Eve.
This is exactly what I needed today.
Yep. A complete and utter jerk.
It should shock no one that I have a bunch of creative projects around my house that are in varying states of completion. I was going to work on things this spring/summer, but then I said yes to not one, but two, candidates so was somewhat busy until November 5. Now those campaigns are over and I have no others on my radar (more on that later) and I have ALL THE FREE TIME!
Since I was on the road a lot recently, and also in the midst of some projects that involve me needing to zone out and focus, I’ve been pretty much listening to music 24/7. Wait – this isn’t really a change from my norm. Carry on.
So what am I listening to as of late? Well, I’ve got two albums on heavy rotation, with a third recently getting added to the mix.
It’s been almost a week since I arrived back in Minnesota after my trip. In fact, at this point a week ago I was in a plane that was flying eastward as a part of my 30 hour journey from Hanoi to St. Paul.
I’m slowly but surely getting used to being back home. I’ve done some laundry, paid a couple of bills I forgot to pay before I left (oops), gone through 3 weeks of work email and documents and back into the campaign saddle. There is still a lot I need to do, mainly the rest of my laundry, moving my empty suitcase from the middle of the living room, and getting actual food in my house, but that’ll happen eventually.
As I look back, I realize the past week has seemed to just fly by. It seems as if the last 6 days have lasted as long as one day while I was traveling. Once I had this realization, I began to wonder why – time is time and it’s not like days in Minnesota are shorter than in SE Asia. . .
What is different?
Sometimes, song lyrics say things more clearly than I ever could. Feeling inspired, humbled, and thankful for so many things and so many people right now. Almost overwhelming but energizing at the same time. I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily I'm here...