In an effort to “create a home”, I worked to fill my empty space. Before I knew it, my new place was full throw pillows, wall art, knick knacks, furniture, and kitchen appliances I never knew I “needed”. I blame TJ Maxx. I was more stressed and overwhelmed than ever before. So, I decided to declutter my life.
It’s not that I’m a picky eater, it’s just that I know what I like and what I won’t touch with a ten-foot pole under absolutely no circumstances whatsoever in my entire life. I might be over 21, but I love kid friendly meals. Pizza and mac-n-cheese are life and dinosaur shaped food inexplicably tastes better.
Back in the day, a diet was something you tried on January first because you felt guilty about the size on your clothes. A basic diet is all about avoiding everything you love and filling a meal plan with cardboard-like meals while pretending to enjoy plain water (or La Croix).
Over the years I’ve noticed that my body has slowed down a bit and I have to pay the price for those large cheese fries. This doesn’t mean I don’t eat the fries, it just means I have to compensate with a little clean eating on the other days and adding in a little workout.
Considering going back to school? Yeah, me too. Scared? Yeah, me too. It’s been a hot minute since I was in school, and even in that short time I feel like everything I thought I knew has changed. My life has taken unexpected turns, the economy is completely different, and now you don’t even have to go to class in order to go to class. I have a full-time job and I enjoy it, but I feel like the right educational credentials could propel me into actually feeling fulfilled (and rich).
I’d like to say that things got better after 7th grade, but that’s totally a lie. Back to school brings a mountain of stress for both kids and parents every year. From kindergarten through college, every year presents new and different challenges. From the one who made all the mistakes and then some, I put together a comprehensive list of unique tips for any age.