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"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." (Favorite quote)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Celestialisms", as Jennie calls them:

"I'm not trying to get one over on anybody, I'm just facilitating getting my way."
"Integrity is inconvenient."
"I'm very clear about what I want, I just want a lot."
"I'm not a big fan of 'shoulds'."
"I don't want to commit to a perceived solution." (Meaning, "I don't want to do that.")
"Bring the body and the mind will follow. And if the mind doesn't follow, fuck it."

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Reading: Every Move You Make (Phelps)
Watching: Twin Peaks (Season 3), Orange is the New Black (Season 5), Animal Kingdom
(Season 1)
Listening to: c
jh mix volume seven

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August 18, 2017

Well, it's happened. I've been bitten by the Funko Pop bug. But I am only allowing myself
to buy the Twin Peaks editions and two other ones (I have one already - from
A Clockwork
Orange
). My brother-in-law is a SERIOUS collector of the super hero ones and I was with
him when he was setting some up yesterday. Yes, we are both super nerds.

Things are going very well for me. I was struggling a bit with some depression the last few
weeks, but I had a medication change and now I feel great. I will always have periods
when I struggle, but I keep a level head, do what I can to help myself, and carry on. Life
has ups and downs. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

I am very much looking forward to the college & NFL football season and the start of Fall!
September (my birthday and our anniversary) and October are my favorite months. I'm not
a big fan of Summer.

Read a really helpful book called
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. It entails
taking a brief quiz that you and your partner take separately, and this determines your top
two "love languages". There are five: Acts of Service, Quality Time, Gifts, Physical Touch,
and Words of Affirmation. Once you determine your top two love languages, you and your
partner can use that information to make sure that your partner feels loved by speaking
their love language. We have found it VERY helpful and applying the principles in the book
has made us even happier! I recommend it to everyone. They even have a singles edition.

August 1, 2017

Happy August! One month and two days until the first Alabama football game!
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