Day 3625: Posts

On January 1, 2013, I wrote my first post for this blog. My goal then was to post once a day for a year. After I wrote all those posts, I changed the name of the blog from The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally by adding an (s) to “Year”, and I’ve been sharing daily posts ever since.

In 2016, my then-boyfriend/now-husband Michael wrote two posts for me while I was recovering from open-heart valve replacement surgery. Otherwise, I’ve written all the 3K+ posts I’ve shared here.

When I first started writing these posts, I never dreamed that I would still be writing daily posts 10 years later.

I also post on Twitter daily. For many years, my only posts on Twitter were links to this blog, which happened automatically every time I published a blog post here. Within the last year or so, I’ve practiced the habit of sharing at least two posts a day on Twitter, most of them questions.

This past weekend I started posting on Post News, often referred to as just “Post.”

Here are my first and second posts on Post.

Note that (1) Post automatically grabbed the profile photo I use here to post and (2) Joan looks great in all my posts.

My first blog posts here didn’t include any photos or other images, but today’s post most definitely will.

I’m so grateful that I’m still here to share my 3625th post with you on National Cookie/National Sock Day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “posts.”

Serendipitously, several of the posts in that video relate to today’s post.

Thanks to all who read my posts, including YOU!

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Day 3624: Find

I find it useful to define my terms, so here’s a definition of “find.”

I always appreciate what people find in therapy, discovering that they can find resilience and hope in the midst of emotional and physical pain. I find we keep learning important lessons over and over again, perceiving new understanding every time.

Yesterday, I was grateful to find, again, that I can use my adult wisdom and capabilities to react more effectively to situations that trigger painful childhood memories.

I find that this newly installed pipe …

… can either obscure my view or help me see more clearly. And if I find that I don’t like looking at it, I can always have it redone.

Here are the images I find on my phone this morning:

I find that

  • I’m trying to obsess less about shit in general,
  • I’m grateful to have a roof over my head,
  • I like to play outside with Joan the cat, and
  • the Daily Bitch calendar is a real find (as is Joan).

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “find.”

It took me several careers to find my main passion, which is group therapy. I’m hoping to find more time to pursue my other passions, including travel and songwriting.

If you find you have something to share about this “find” post, please find the comments section below.

Thanks to all the finds who find me here on WordPress, including YOU!

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Day 3623: My bad

Yesterday, our home repair contractor and I both said “my bad” when we missed a meeting with each other.

That got me thinking about “my bad.”

Starting a thing, is it my good for spending so much time yesterday focusing on group therapy and/or is it my bad for therefore having so few images to share with you today?

Somehow, I can’t imagine the Daily Bitch saying “my bad.”

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “my bad.”

My good for remembering to thank everyone who helped me create this “my bad” post, including YOU!

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Day 3622: Focus

I woke up wondering what the focus of today’s blog post might be and then I thought, why not focus on focus?

These days, I have many centers of interest and activity (including group therapy for patients and providers, parenting, friendships, home repair, self-care, social media, writing, the news, word games, my original songs, travel, and cats), which makes it difficult to focus.

Now, I’m going to focus on quotes about focus.

That’s my cue to focus on my images for today.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “focus”:

Now I’m going to turn the focus to you: what are your thought and feelings about focus?

Many people recommend that we focus on gratitude, so thanks to all who help me focus every day, including YOU!

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Day 3622: Focus

I woke up wondering what the focus of today’s blog post might be and then I thought, why not focus on focus?

These days, I have many centers of interest and activity (including group therapy for patients and providers, parenting, friendships, home repair, self-care, social media, writing, the news, word games, my original songs, travel, and cats), which makes it difficult to focus.

Now, I’m going to focus on quotes about focus.

That’s my cue to focus on my images for today.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “focus”:

Now I’m going to turn the focus to you: what are your thought and feelings about focus?

Many people recommend that we focus on gratitude, so thanks to all who help me focus every day, including YOU!

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Day 3621: Making the world a better place

Yesterday, people I respect told me I was making the world a better place with my attend-when-you choose Coping and Healing therapy groups. They thought offering those groups to many more people and preserving my “legacy” (their word!) by writing an article about them would be making the world a better place.

Let’s see what the Daily Bitch Calendar has to say about making the world a better place.

It DOES sound exhausting, but I shall do my best at making the world a better place, one step at a time.

I hope the sharing images like these is making the world a better place.

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “making the world a better place.”

Thanks to all who are making the world a better place, including YOU.

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Day 3620: Comfortable

I’m comfortable writing these blog posts, after almost 10 years of doing them daily.

Practice may not make perfect (because who or what is perfect?), but practice does make me more comfortable.

I’m comfortable looking for quotes for any blogging topic, like these:

I am not comfortable with home repair decisions because I make so few of them, but a plumber is coming in less than an hour to help make our upstairs shower a comfortable space.

Do you see anything comfortable in my other images for today?

The Daily Bitch is comfortable sharing her opinion about being conformance.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “comfortable.”

Thanks to all who help me feel comfortable here, including YOU!

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Day 3619: Mind changes

I’ve been going through mind changes about several things lately, including:

  • home remodeling details,
  • a support group I’m trying to get started for the doctors where I work,
  • balancing my needs with other people’s needs,
  • social media,
  • prioritizing contentment over happiness,
  • food choices,
  • exercise,
  • masking, and
  • travel.

I have NOT been going through mind changes about my core values, which include authentic connection with others during the precious time we have together on this earth.

Do you see mind changes in my images for today?

Originally I was going to call this blog post “The Little Things,” but I had a mind change about that.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “mind changes.”

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Thanks to all who experience mind changes, including YOU!

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Day 3618: Happy Mix

Yesterday, I was happy to see that Spotify had created a happy mix for me.

Even though I’m reading a book that helpfully promotes being content over being happy …

… I still like to mix it up with happy mixes, so here’s today’s happy mix of images

I’m happy that after a mix of less-than-ideal INR readings for months, my anti-coagulant levels are back in the sweet spot!

Here’s a tune from my Happy Mix that made me happy yesterday:

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Every happy mix includes gratitude as a main ingredient, so thanks to all who help me mix these daily blogs, including YOU!

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Day 3617: Listening

Yesterday, on the National Day of Listening, I asked a question about listening on Twitter.

There are many things besides Joan I love listening to; can you see any of them in my images for today?

Listening to the Daily Bitch calendar, I’m thinking that for many years I WAS the youngest, baddest bitch in cardiology clinics; these days, not so much.

I love listening to the Daily Bitch calendar, the ocean, animals, the sounds of change, jokes, good advice, and — especially! — people I love, like my friend Jeanette, who was visiting yesterday from D.C.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “listening.”

I feel better after listening to that.

Thanks to all who are listening, including YOU!

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