10 unusual signs that indicate you’re doing well in life

I found this lovely list of signs you’re doing well in life over at Rummaging– please check it out!

1. You have a workout regimen. You care about your fitness and overall health and make the sacrifice to put in the work. 2. You get to work on time. It may not be your dream job but getting to work on time shows that you respect your employer and yourself by making an effort […]

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Comedy of errors

There’s only one occasion I can think of where everything went wrong that could go wrong. An ex and I were going to move to a new city. The first thing that went wrong was that I ended up being $200 short of what I thought I would have, but we soldiered on. I took a bus there – he was already in the city, and the bus ride was a long, but thankfully uneventful trip.

He met me at the bus station, and we were going to get a room in one of those cheap weekly hotels, but there was some kind of issue with the desk clerk after we got the room- I think she wanted to upcharge us because there were two of us in the room, but I’m not sure. Words were exchanged, and we couldn’t stay there anymore.

We did manage to go to a fast food restaurant without any major crises occurring, though. I can’t remember what we did immediately after, but we ended up deciding on staying in a hotel in another town until we came up with alternate plans. We managed to get a room there and decided the first order of business was to get messed up and stay messed up Problematically, this does not mix well with making plans. We stayed there for a few days, had a couple people over, and eventually were able to stay with a friend of his.

It really didn’t work out that well – we were staying in an attic, we weren’t getting along that well, I didn’t know the couple we were staying with, or agree with them on anything – they had a rebel flag and supported Trump, and I was up in their attic, laying on an air mattress and reading “The Last Speeches of Malcolm X”…

It was pretty much a nightmare, to be honest, but it got me to pull my head out of my ass again and get back into recovery.

Feeling Accomplished

Today, I banged out a five-page draft of my psychology research paper. I did mine on the effects of twelve-step groups on depression and alcohol/drug use. Turns out that the research says groups lower depression and drinking, but don’t have much of an effect on drug use. That matches what I’ve seen in real life. I think drinking is, in general, a more social vice, so having peer support might be more beneficial to alcoholics, and addicts are more solitary…I don’t know, I’ve seen some amazing successes through NA as well.

And I worked out…okay, so working out one day isn’t that exciting, but I’m pleased. Even if my version of a “squat” is more like “lowering my butt by two inches”…everything else went well, though. 😀 I’m happy that stuff is peaceful and positive.