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I've been spending a lot of time working on schoolwork and trying to get things done. Though yesterday I took the day off sort of, I was so irritated and tired and worn out that after my doctor's appointment I went out for lunch with Z. We got lunch at the Mexican place and then we went to the Bronx neighborhood library. I picked up a couple of mysteries that seem good so far, and I bought a couple of books for a few dollars which was super sweet. :D

As far as things go in general....I just want to tell all the people around me: Give yourself a break! Be nice to yourself! When I was in high school I was miserable and I looked forward to life outside of high school. I thought grown ups were happier because they had more freedom and independence, but everywhere I look people are, like totally acting like they're still trapped in high school.

Please....try to gain a little perspective. If you can forgive someone or forget something and move on, do so! Don't ascribe negative intentions to people; maybe E forget to take out the garbage. Why do you have to assume that she maliciously didn't take it out just to piss you off? 

Let's try a thought exercise: 

Imagine you are ten/twenty/thirty years older - wiser, smarter, even more fabulously beautiful, and happy. Now, from the perspective of this wiser you, look at your life. What would your older self think about your life? What would older you change? Look at the big things...and the little things. It's kind of scary I know but in the context of this exercise, try to forgive yourself your faults. Don't use this as an opportunity to beat yourself up, instead look as it solely as an opportunity to make things better than they are...

Trivial thoughts of the day: Why do people torture themselves? I know I do it all the time, but I'm working on it. Are you torturing yourself? Why????? Only you have the power to torture yourself. When someone else makes you unhappy or a situation makes you unhappy please know that *you* and only you allow others or a situation to make you unhappy.
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