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MOVIES I'M EXCITED FOR: THE END OF 2017 EDITION

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I'm not a big movie buff. I have never really been. I prefer watching television shows or books because you get really attached to characters over a period of time. Movies do not have the same affect. I'm trying to change how I feel about movies. I bought a subscription called MoviePass. I pay $10/month and can see a movie in theaters every day. So I've been paying attention more to movies being released in theaters.

Here is a list of movies coming out that I'm excited for:

The Disaster Artist, December 8th
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, December 15th
Ferdinand, December 15th

The Greatest Showman, December 20

Downsizing, December 22nd

Pitch Perfect 3, December 22nd




I'm excited for Ferdinand because I think Jude will really love it. Otherwise, I'm not as excited about this new Star Wars as I was for the 7th one. Mostly, I'm excited for the Greatest Showman. It has a bunch of big names, which makes me wonder if the storyline is going to be great or if it's rid…

December 6: Finish Them!

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Today is December 6th. There are 19 days until Christmas and 25 days left in the year. This month is flying by. There are so many things for you to accomplish. At the beginning of the year, you probably thought about some of the things you would have liked to accomplish this year. Some people want to remodel a room in their home. Some people want to refinish a dresser. Some people want to carpet clean their entire house so their carpets will be clean and free of allergens.

I have a few unfinished projects. I am only human. Life gets in the way or money just isn't there. I understand that. I started fixing my dresser drawers when we first moved into our house in November 2016. Unfortunately, we never finished gluing the bottom drawer.

Today's Task: Look at the list of projects you wanted to complete in 2017. What projects did you not start? What projects did you leave half-finished? Pick a project and complete it. I think I'm going to finish my dresser drawers!

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December 5: Get Deep Down and... Clean?

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It's December 5th. There are 20 days until Christmas (less than 3 weeks!). Sadly, there are only 26 days left of the year.

Deep cleaning is something people should do multiple times a year. If you're like me, you only do it about four times a year. You're supposed to clean most household appliances and rooms every week. Isn't that crazy?

As the new year approaches, you should deep clean your home. Out with the old, in with the new. Get rid of that scum, that dust, that dirt, that trash. Don't just spray some lysol and call it a day.

Today's Challenge: Start deep cleaning. You could do a room per day if that would help (I know we all get busy) or you can knock it out all in one evening. Rent a carpet cleaner, go to the local Dollar Tree for cleaning supplies, and ask a family member or friend for help. If you like to make lists, plan out what rooms/things you'll do in order or which day (Example: Clean toilets on Thursday).

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Where are my feet?

This is a personal post. I am going to share with you all how I've been feeling the last few months. It will be unfiltered, possibly bad grammar, and raw. It will really be a lot of TMI.

I feel like I am screaming without any words coming out or maybe no one is listening. I feel like I'm using all of my energy to keep myself from passing out. I feel like I have zero energy all the time. Doing simple tasks takes all energy that I have. I can't fall asleep. When I can finally fall asleep, it's impossible to wake up. I hit snooze more times than I'd like to admit. My head feels like I have the world's worst sinus infection that never will go away. My anxiety is higher than normal.

These feelings have been happening since August/September. I can't pinpoint exactly when it started, though it was after the Eclipse in August. There has been so much happening in the last few months. I do not want to completely bitch about the stressors in my life as everyone has st…

December 4 - Resume your life with a new Resume

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It's a play on words. It's December 4th. This one is going to be late (and quick!). There is 21 days until Christmas and 27 days until 2018.

What do you think about 2018? Is it going to be your year? Do you think you'll change jobs? Do you think you'll be more productive? Do you think that you'll do something new?

Everyone should always have an updated resume. You never know when you may need one. For all you know, a meteorite can hit your place of employment and they do not have meteorite insurance. You're out of a job. You're on the job hunt out of the blue. Wouldn't it be nice if you resume was already updated and you didn't have *another* thing to stress about?

Yes, that is 99.99% never going to happen (the meteorite example), but there might be something similar. On a local level, our mall is closing stores left and right (or they are just not renewing their contracts, but still). A lot of people are stuck looking for jobs.

A resume is a writt…

December 3: Chaotic Computers

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Today is December 3. There are 22 days until Christmas and 28 days left in 2017. Each day seems to be going by so quickly. I feel like 2018 will be here before we know it. It's Sunday. It's a lazy day.

Do you have a computer? A laptop or a desktop? I have a laptop. I use it frequently (like right now). It's important in my life since I am in graduate school and teach and blog and other things that require a computer. The one thing I hate about computers (and any electronic) is that memory is limited.

Today's Task: Clean out your folders on your computer. Erase/trash any files or items that you no longer need. Organize your files into folders for easy organization. Don't forget to empty your trash can afterward.

My download folder is horrible about getting overloaded. I usually do this two or three times a year. I'll show you an example of what I'm talking about as far as today's task.

Before:

After:


Doesn't that look so much better? Less clutter. Less…

December 2: Declutter Your Closet, Declutter Your Life

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Today is December 2nd. We have 23 days until Christmas and 29 days left of 2017. We are going to try to accomplish something different every day this month. It's the first Saturday of December. Happy Saturday! I want you to get some relaxing in today, but first: I have a task for you!

Today's Task: Clean out your closets! I want you to gather all clothes you do not wear, shoes you do not wear, anything with unintentional holes in it, anything ripped, anything too small or too big, and grab all miscellaneous items that you no longer use/need. Throw away all the ripped and the like! They belong in the trash, not your closet!  Anything that is in decent condition: donate it! Donate it to your local women's shelter (or just a shelter or good cause in general). Ask friends if they'd like to look through your stuff. De-clutter your closet!

If you declutter your closet, you declutter your life. - Dori McDonough
Obviously, I don't know if anyone else has said that, but it w…